”A Call for Help” – Collecting obsolete equipment and playback devices

24 Mar 2021

It is widely known that obsolete playback devices, specifically those for magnetic media, are getting harder to find in good working condition. Declining maintenance knowledge as well as a scarce market of spare parts is also a factor that is put to play here. Neither is easily found. In late 2019 The Swedish National Archives made an appeal to the public, asking if there was someone, somewhere out there sitting on obsolete equipment, merely collecting dust and no longer of personal use, and was willing to donate it.

Announcing the IASA Conference 2021

Announcing the IASA Conference 2021

Last year, IASA’s 2020 virtual conference successfully provided us with a wide range of experiences and new ways of interacting as a professional community. Although we all missed having a face-to-face meeting, we realised that to a great extent we can continue online to exchange ideas, projects and create new expectations for sound and audiovisual archives.

Given the ongoing uncertainties over international  travel, this year IASA’s conference will again be held online, from 27th to 30th September 2021.


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