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Monday, October 1 • 16:30 - 17:00
Discographers ... or discographies? That is the question.

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Our paper will present a brief history of discography, touching on important historical developments and contributors in the field. We will discuss issues that have arisen for discographers due to the shift away from print-based discographies, and we will then look at a variety of recent approaches to bringing discographic data into the digital age. How can we balance the need for recognizing many years of work in the field with the importance of sharing data and making it widely accessible to others for research, additions and corrections? Other questions we will address include: are we done collecting information about records? Are we close to connecting and publishing all this data? Why is it so important to contribute in this field? We in the IASA Discography Committee are very committed to exploring these issues, but who are the other stakeholders?

Speakers
avatar for Peter Laurence

Peter Laurence

Harvard University
Peter Laurence is Senior Curatorial Assistant for the Archive of World Music in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University. In that role he serves as primary liaison with faculty and collection donors, helps set digitization and preservation priorities, creates online finding... Read More →
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Filip Šír

Sound Documents Manager, National Museum, Prague
Filip Šír joined the National Museum in Prague, the Czech Republic in 2015 after his work for The Moravian Library in Brno when he established Moravian Library's sound digitization lab with specialization to phonograph records. Now, he is building new sound labs for National Museum... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 16:30 - 17:00
Room 1: Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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