Preserving Audiovisual Heritage in the Arab Region: Resources for Archivists, Librarians and Collectors

27 Oct 2020

To mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October, the Library, as the IFLA PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, invites you to join Manoubia Hermi, curator and head of the National Sound Archive at the Centre for Arab and Mediterranean Music, and Hazem Jamjoum, Gulf History Audio Curator at the British Library, in a conversation on audiovisual preservation in the Arab region.

Revised version of IASA-TC 06, Preservation of Video Recordings

Announcing the new version. I am pleased to report that a (slightly) revised version of IASA-TC 06 Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings is now available for free download at the IASA website. An initial version of TC 06 had been posted in 2018, with an invitation to interested specialists to comment.

Beethoven 2020/2030: Music in the Digital Present and Future

22 Oct 2020

2020 is Beethoven year: The name of Beethoven is on everyone’s lips, in academia and the media, in concert halls and the recording industry. His 250th birthday offers many reasons to look back at the past.

However, the special event “Beethoven 2020/2030. Music in the Digital Present and Future” to be held by the European national libraries is using this occasion as an opportunity to look forward.

Registration to the virtual IASA-FIAT/IFTA conference is open

Registration to the virtual IASA-FIAT/IFTA conference 2020 is open:

Register for free to join the event online from 26-29 October!

On behalf of the IASA-FIAT/IFTA organising committee,

Zane Grosa
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) | Vice-president


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