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Mass digitization of Canadian public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive

CBC/Radio-Canada have announced the mass digitization of the public broadcaster’s audiovisual archive collection.

CBC will digitise 720,000 physical media assets (audio and video) while Radio-Canada will digitise more than 650,000 assets that include audio, video and film.

International Bibliography of Discographies - new on the IASA website

This online bibliography has been compiled collaboratively by Peter Laurence, Filip Sir, and a team of two students on behalf of the IASA Discography Committee. Many contributions were also made by individual collectors and discographers, as well as colleagues from peer associations and memory institutions.

Once complete, it will include information about all current and out-of-print discographies published worldwide in print and electronic formats, including unpublished work in progress.

UNESCO's "Memory of the World" review

Dear Colleagues,

I trust all is well with the IASA and that the plans for your annual meeting in Washington are proceeding smoothly.

As you know, UNESCO has launched a comprehensive consultation about the Memory of the World Programme. May I ask you to make this known to all IASA members and especially to the heads of the archives programmes, and invite all to participate either through formal submissions or through discussion online?

World Day of Audiovisual Heritage 2016

This year's theme for UNESCO's World Day of Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2016 is "It's your story - don't lose it".

The Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) encourages audiovisual archives around the globe to celebrate the day by organising events based on this theme.

Further details soon at: http://archives.pia.gov.ph/wdavh/?m=home

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