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Wednesday, October 3 • 10:00 - 10:30
Towards a shared standard terminology in the description of audio phenomena in sound archives of the global digital era

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In the form of general comments or time-markers, the description of audio flaws and peculiarities of a sound document is part of the audio archiving practice as it formulates the link between the history of the carrier and the nature of the recorded sound, at the time of digitization. For the end user of today and tomorrow, in a context of worldwide globalization and sharing, the accessibility of audio collections cannot do without a good understandability of the idioms used in this description. Yet, we observe that the terminologies used are not the same between two countries, two institutions, two digital collections, two digitization operators. With 13 years of experience in digitizing audio carriers for the largest European institutions, Gecko has acquired a rare and valuable knowledge of these issues. In this paper, a project manager from Gecko will present a practical survey on the homogenization of the specific descriptive audio technical words, based on past and on-going digitization projects. Concrete solutions will be proposed, that avoid both inaccurate or erroneous idioms and prevent the coexistence of many different words for one audio phenomenon. The presentation also aims at opening a discussion on the topic of one-to-one idiom matches between languages, with the future in mind.

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Lindsay Mattock

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
Professor Mattock completed her doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. She also holds a MLIS with a concentration in Archives, Preservation and Records Management and a BA in Film Studies. Her professional experience as a video-technician and training... Read More →

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Emiliano Flores

Project Manager, Gecko
Born in 1975 in Clamart, France, Emiliano Flores graduated in sound engineering in 2000 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière (Paris region). From 2000 to 2009, Mr Flores worked as recording, mixing and mastering engineer for independent music labels. In 2009, Mr. Flores... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:00 - 10:30 GMT
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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