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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014: message from CCAAA

Dear friends of our audiovisual heritage,

The audio and visual record of human accomplishment has been exploding in scope in recent times, as have the challenges to preserving and accessing that vast body of knowledge. Audiovisual records created a century or more ago, using now-obsolete technologies, are in particular danger of loss or decay.

AV data modelling study published

A study carried out by Audiovisual Preservation Solutions for the Library of Congress concerning an appropriate model for AV material has just been published: 

BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources

http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/pdf/bibframe-avmodelingstudy-may15-2014.pdf

A treasure trove in All India Radio's sound archives

"A rich treasure trove that not many know of, and even fewer have access to. Here, the air is thick with echoes from the past."

The All India Radio (AIR) sound archives is the largest library of music recordings in India, and also contains a large collection of spoken word recordings including interviews ranging from Pearl S Buck to George Harrison, speeches by Subhash Chandra Bose and public addresses by Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others.

IASA Executive Board 2014 elections: cast your vote!

2014 is an election year for the IASA Executive Board.

As required by the constitution, a nominating committee was appointed at the 2013 conference and a call for nominees was undertaken.  The nomination process is now complete and the committee is pleased to announce the results (viewable by logged-in IASA members):

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