Preview of IASA Journal Issue 43

Over the past few months many of our IASA colleagues have been diligently preparing a new slate of articles that together will constitute the upcoming IASA Journal Issue 43, which will be delivered to your door in early July.

Following is a preview of the articles that are included in this issue:

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]

A Theoretical Framework for Audio Preservation
[Marcos Sueiro Bal, New York Public Radio, USA]

The Impact of Semantic Technologies on the Archives and the Archival
[Guy Maréchal, TITAN, Belgium]

Creating Metadata Best Practices for Digital Audiovisual Resources
[John Gough and Myung-Ja K. Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA]

The Music and Sound Archives Community of Practice in the Presto4U Project
[Daniel Teruggi and Luca Bagnoli, Institut national de l’audiovisuel, Paris, France]

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]

Fear and Control in a Rock n’ Roll Archive
[John Vallier, University of Washington, Seattle, USA]

The Clara Luper Collection at the Oklahoma Historical Society: Community Description
[JA Pryse, Oklahoma Historical Society, USA]

This being my third full issue as IASA editor, I am continually inspired by the broad and important work being done throughout the world by IASA members and allies to enrich the historical record, to ensure access to and preservation of our shared audiovisual heritage, and to empower and enable others to join in the effort. The IASA Journal offers a unique opportunity for authors to share their work today, to receive comments from and begin conversations with colleagues worldwide, and to leave a coherent record of the legacy of IASA so that future IASA members and allies will know where we were, what we have accomplished, and what we still need to improve.

So, thanks to these authors for yet another fantastic IASA Journal.

I look forward to delivering the hard copy to all IASA members and subscribers' doors in the upcoming weeks.

Sincerely, and all my best --

Bertram Lyons, CA
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)