Author(s): Lucia Načinović Prskalo
Subject(s): Archiving, Information Architecture, Preservation, Library operations and management, Electronic information storage and retrieval
Published by: Arhiv Tuzlanskog kantona
Keywords: Sound recordings; sound archives; preservation of sound recordings; digitization of sound recordings; description of sound recordings; central Croatian sound archive;

Summary/Abstract: Some sound recording sare apart of the cultural and national heritage and as such they represent archival records. They should be protected but at the same time available to the public. Through thepast, sound recordings have been createdand played using a variety of equipment for recording and reproducing sound. Different segments of human activities that are of cultural, national and practical significance have been recorded. Therefore sound recordings are included among the archivalre-cords. They are kept in they oungestsegments of the archives-sound archives. Storage media for sound recordings are susceptible to external influences and to damage caused by improper use, inappropriate storage or equipment for reproduction. Therefore, in sound archives the best conditions should be ensured in order to avoid changes to the carriers and retain its original shape as long as possible. As the deterioration of the carriers over time is, however, inevitable, the only way to preserve sound recordings stored on them is by transferring files onto new media. In recent years, the problem of obsolescence of the carriers and equipment is increasingly being handled by digitizing sound recordings and by making those digitized copies available to the public while storing the recordings in their original form and format.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 435-453
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian