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ASRA Conference 2001

Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference

'Hunters and Collections:
Constructing the Nations Sound Collections'

ScreenSound Australia
Canberra, 2-5 May 2001

Provisional Timetable as of 05/04/01

This conference will encourage a critical analysis of audio collections and the issues involved in their development, be they ethical, political or methodological. Conference papers will be aimed at questioning the collecting aims of organisations and individuals, as well as the relationship between public and private collections. Do collectors damage or inhibit research? Are private collectors the unsung heroes of archiving? Should the nation give up collecting? What is the purpose of collecting? What is the relationship between collecting and preservation?

Call For Papers

Suggested topics for discussion include:

  • the effect of Government Policy on collection development
  • the methodology of oral history and irs effects on the collection of oral evidence
  • individual collections and their idiosyncracies
  • soundscapes - the future of collecting?
  • preservation standards and their effect on collecting

Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length and will be considered for publication in the annual ASRA journal.

Technical Day

The conference will also include a technical day to discuss cutting edge metadata, preservation and digital storage technology.

The practical day will be presented by representatives from the National Library of Australia, ScreenSound Australia and many others.

Conference Dinner

Location of dinner to announced.



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