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Tuesday, October 2 • 13:30 - 14:00
Access and accessibility: the role of the archivist in the age of global information exchange

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The National Archives of Israel has developed its collection in 5 years from 40,000 recorded hours to over 100,000 hours of audio-visual material from various sources.  The collection is mostly digitized, catalogued and available on the web site of the National Library of Israel.  The detailed catalogue is in Hebrew but names and subject heading are available in English as well on the main library's catalogue site.

The archive makes an effort to create an in depth cataloguing, however, with the growing number of digital material and digitized material that the archive accessed each year, the catalogue is behind the collection and is not sufficient enough.

Thus, the role of the archivist and subject specialist as mediators became more crucial and more time consuming.  Can we "archive the archivist" and provide knowledge of audiovisual materials in a different way?

The presentation will include a description of the collection and examples of mediating specific repertoires to customers and open the subject for further discussion.

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David Larsen

Managing Director, Africa Media Online
David Larsen is Managing Director of Africa Media Online (AMO). Once a journalist and photographer David founded AMO in 2000 with the vision of enabling Africans to tell Africa’s story. AMO enables Africans to tell Africa's story by creating a digital trade route for African media... Read More →


Gila Flam

Director, National Sound Archives, Israel
Etnomusicologist.  The Director of the Sound Archives of the National Library of Israel for over 25 years.  Expanded the collection and digitized the historical collection between 2007-2013.  Interested in ethnographic recordings and provision of access internationally. 

Tuesday October 2, 2018 13:30 - 14:00 GMT
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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