Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- communicate historical, philosophical, professional and ethical principles of audio archiving;
- identify technical features of magnetic tape recorders and magnetic tape;
- conduct preservation needs assessments on audio artefacts;
- operate magnetic tape recorders and historical magnetic tape recordings proficiently and professionally; and
- collate audio content descriptions and meta-data information as part of the digitisation process.
- Sound Archiving Process Practical Examination (50) [LO 2,4,5]
- Log Book (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Research Essay (2500 words) (40) [LO 1]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: a mixture of lectures, facility tours, workshops, seminars, practical demonstrations, practical tasks and review sessions; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Music to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
N/A minor amendments
Preliminary ReadingInternational Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives: Technical Committee. Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies. IASA-TC 04 Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects. V2. 2009.
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives: Technical Committee. Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies. IASA-TC 05 Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers. V1. 2014.
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Collection Policy. May 2011
Preserving the Facts for the Future: Principles and Practices for the Transfer of Analog Audio Documents into the Digital Domain. Dietrich, S. (2001) Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. 49, 7/8, 618-621.
Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural Practices. Bijsterveld, K. and van Dijck, J. 2009. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have a foundation understanding of sound recording theory and practice and have completed MUSI2209.
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