IASA Journal, Issue 43 is now available online!

Fellow IASA members --

I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of the latest issue of the IASA Journal—issue 43. The print version is hot off the press and will be packaged and shipped to you or your institution very soon! In the meantime, IASA members can access the electronic version of the journal on the IASA website at the following address:


If you login to the IASA website, you'll be able to access and download the entire journal as a PDF; articles are also available as individual downloads.

If you missed my last email announcing the contents of the journal, here is a review of the table of contents for issue 43:

  1. Editorial & President’s Letter
  2. Obituary: David Lance
  3. The Cost of Inaction: A New Model and Application for Quantifying the Financial and Intellectual Implications of Decisions Regarding Digitization of Physical Audiovisual Media Holdings
    Chris Lacinak, AVPreserve, USA
  4. A Theoretical Framework for Audio Preservation
    Marcos Sueiro Bal, New York Public Radio, USA
  5. The Impact of Semantic Technologies on the Archives and the Archival
    Guy Maréchal, TITAN, Belgium
  6. Creating Metadata Best Practices for Digital Audiovisual Resources
    John Gough and Myung-Ja K. Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  7. The Music and Sound Archives Community of Practice in the Presto4U Project
    Daniel Teruggi and Luca Bagnoli, Institut national de l’audiovisuel, Paris, France
  8. The Audiovisual Research Collection for Performing Arts (ARCPA) at Universiti Putra Malaysia: Negotiating Ethical Issues in Social Sciences
    Ahmad Faudzi Musib, Gisa Jähnichen, Chinthaka Prageeth Meddegoda Universiti Putra Malaysia, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  9. Fear and Control in a Rock n’ Roll Archive
    John Vallier, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  10. The Clara Luper Collection at the Oklahoma Historical Society: Community Description
    JA Pryse, Oklahoma Historical Society, USA

As is apparent through the texts in this issue, the IASA community is alive with activity, building tools and frameworks to invite greater funding of our collections, standardizing our descriptive practices for internal preservation and access and for external interoperability, continuing to identify at-risk content for digital preservation, opening the doors of the archives to new collections and new users, and strengthening connections between the archive and its communities. The next issue of the journal, issue 44, will likely cover highlights of this year’s annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa. However, I invite you also to think about my proposition (found in the editorial of this issue of the journal) that we are nearing a new phase of the audiovisual archive within the next 10-15 years: the post-digitization phase. When your archive has met the goals of stabilization, digitization, and preservation, what will be the next set of goals? In what areas should we begin to focus, and how will we get there? The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2014. Please consider sharing your work or your research with the IASA community. All are welcome to submit proposals to this, your IASA journal.

I look forward to seeing you in Cape Town in October.

Bertram Lyons
Editor, IASA