Technical Committee

Chair: Lars Gaustad
Senior Preservation Advisor
National Library of Norway
N - 8607 Mo i Rana,
Norway.
Phone: +47 751 21 154
Fax: +47 751 21 222
e-mail: lars.gaustad@nb.no

Vice-chair: Nadja Wallaszkovits
Phonogrammarchiv der Österreichischen
Akademie der Wissenschaften
Liebiggasse 5
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 (1) 4277 29602
Fax: +43 (1) 4277 9296  
e-mail: nadja.wallaszkovits@oeaw.ac.at

Secretary: Ross Garrett
Manager, Audio Preservation
National Film & Sound Archive, Australia
McCoy Cirt, Acton ACT, Australia 2600
Tel: +61413321244
Tel: +610262482121
e-mail: ross.garrett@nfsa.gov.au


Officers of the Technical Committee (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Technical Committee devotes itself to all technical aspects of sound and audiovisual recordings. This includes the actual recording processes, optimisation of reproduction of historical and modern recordings, transfer and digitisation technologies, standards and storage technologies, software and carriers. The Technical Committee is concerned with the preservation of sound and audiovisual media and technically sustainable approaches to future access.

The creation of special publications enabling the AV archive community to take educated decisions regarding this, is a main concern of the committee.

The Technical Committee has delivered several papers, which serve as technical guidelines, in the series 'Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies'.

The Committee has also made available online several older publications that remain in demand as valued guides.

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