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Preparing a rich, important and diverse archive of global origin for digitization, access, and re-use in education

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Memnon Archiving Services
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panel session
8 October Wednesday
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CFB Auditorium

Memnon Archiving Services, in expected collaboration with Archives of Traditional Music of Indiana University (IU), and subject to the agreement of IU, proposes to share experience with the audience of the challenges of preparing a historically significant, diverse archive of global origin, with enduring research value, for digitization, access, and re-use in education, including criteria selection, challenges of logistics and organisation, barcoding, metadata...

The Archives of Traditional Music is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.

Memnon Archiving Services has specialized for more than 10 years in long-term preservation of, and access to, audio-visual archives.

In October 2013 it was announced that Memnon has been selected by Indiana University as partner in a public/private partnership for the Indiana University Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI) with total programme funding of $15 million over the next five years.