The company will highlight the need for preserving metadata in audio archiving projects.
AV digitising and archiving specialist NOA GmbH has announced that it is set to take part in the 54th International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) conference, happening from September 11 to 15 at the University in Istanbul.
This hybrid event will combine both in-person and online sessions streamed live to registered participants via Zoom. It will feature a wide range of content, including papers, posters, panel discussions, keynotes, exhibits, and more.
The event, which NOA sponsors as an official partner, is open for registration.
NOA will be presenting a paper titled “Synchronous and Asynchronous Collection, Manipulation, and Preservation of Metadata in Audio Archiving Projects.” This presentation, scheduled for September 12 at 2:00 pm (7:00 am EDT, 1:00 pm CET), will delve into the crucial role of metadata in the transition from physical to digital sound documents, highlighting its significance in providing essential details about each sound document.
The presentation will offer insights into the various sources, types, methods of collection and manipulation, and uses of different forms of metadata. The company will place particular emphasis on the distinction between ‘synchronous’ and ‘asynchronous’ processes in the archiving and annotation of media content.
Speaking about the event, Jean-Christophe Kummer, Managing Partner of NOA, said: “The topic of our paper is a response to the need for preserving metadata in audio archiving projects. It results from both knowledge and expertise NOA has developed in years dedicated to find and finetune the technology supporting archive management. In addition to that we are honored to sponsor this event as a sign of commitment to the industry and the community.”
IASA, founded in 1969, is a professional organisation dedicated to the preservation, management, and accessibility of audiovisual materials, including sound recordings, moving images, and related media. It serves as a platform for professionals in the field to share knowledge and promote best practices, standards, and guidelines for preserving and accessing audiovisual heritage. This includes advocating for the use of appropriate technologies and methodologies to safeguard audiovisual materials and ensure their availability for future generations.