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Wednesday, October 3 • 09:30 - 10:00
New Phonograph: listening to the history of sound

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The project aims to develop and test procedures for protecting audio recordings stored on phonograph cylinders and shellac discs; these procedures shall also make the recordings accessible in compliance with international standards and with regard to the needs of memory institutions in the Czech Republic. Subsequently, the procedures shall be employed in administration, digitalization and making accessible of large collections of the historical media of the National Museum’s resources and of other partner institutions.
Working with endangered historical media requires that the the procedures for handling them, which provide the conditions for their physical protection and management, be defined and implemented. Furthermore, the method of registering such media has to be unified across institutions, which introduces the need to create a standard method for the unified identification of the individual recordings; this will allow the uniqueness of the collection objects to be defined at the national level during their digitalization.
Another objective is to create, test and implement procedures for the digitalization of recordings stored on phonograph cylinders and shellac discs in compliance with international practice and to make the digital copies that originated from these procedures accessible and to protect them over a long period. A model of making the content accessible which will allow for the content to be presented within its context has to be established, namely by using related materials from the collections of the respective institutions.

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Filip Šír

Sound Documents Manager, National Museum, Prague
Filip Šír, DiS. is the coordinator for digitization of audio documents in the Digitization and New Media Department of the National Museum. Since 2012, he has been focusing on a comprehensive solution for the issue of audio documents, from the principles of sound document care to... Read More →

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