Call for Papers: Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Issue no. 49

IASA Journal invites proposals covering general topics of interest to the sound and audiovisual archives communities throughout the world. Articles, reviews, essays, and technical documents are welcome.

Important dates:
May 15, 2018: Full article submission deadline
July 15, 2018: Journal release

Issue no. 49 special considerations:
We encourage submissions that respond to critical issues for audiovisual archives today:

  • Degradation in legacy physical collections, especially magnetic carriers
  • Obsolescence of playback equipment and strategies for acquiring spare parts for playback machines
  • Selecting sustainable and compatible target codecs and wrappers for A-to-D video reformatting projects
  • Strategies for handling the proliferation of born-digital audiovisual formats and codecs
  • Planning for the necessary technical infrastructure needed to ingest and manage the large digital collections being created and acquired at sound and audiovisual archives worldwide
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Metadata strategies for time-based media objects
  • Providing meaningful and useful access to sound and audiovisual collections for researchers of all kinds and in all locations

Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of independent research that would be of interest to the IASA membership and the international audiovisual archives community.

To make a submission:

Visit the IASA Journal's new beta website (http://journal.iasa-web.org) and follow the submission instructions. If you have questions or difficulty with the new site, please contact the IASA Editor (editor@iasa-web.org).

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