key publication IASA-TC 04 now online!


Our "Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects" (IASA-TC 04), prepared by the IASA Technical Committee, is a highly acclaimed authority on digital audio preservation used by sound archivists worldwide.

The full text and illustrations are now available online:

"Selection in Sound Archives" collected papers now on IASA website

"Selection in Sound Archives: collected papers from IASA conference sessions", edited by Helen P. Harrison and originally published in 1984 by IASA as a Special Publication, is now available on the IASA website:

IASA Travel Grants - closing date 18 June 2010

IASA invites applications for travel grants to the November conference in Philadelphia (2-6 November 2010). Please see the guidelines.

Help needed: pre-1927 sounds and images of black people in Europe

URGENT Call for help.

"Black Europe - The first comprehensive documentation of the sounds and images of black people in Europe pre-1927": Some 2000 recordings on phonograph cylinders, gramophone discs and films, with both still and moving images, featured people of African descent in Europe from the earliest years of the recording industry to immediately after the First World War. Many artefacts may be lost forever, but this effort is to trace and analyze the surviving evidence, and re-issue them all. Please check our comprehensive wants list at -


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