Vienna, Austria (December 18, 2009)–NOA Audio Solutions announced that about 250 people from all over Latin America attended a recent five-day sound and audiovisual archiving conference at the Fonoteca Nacional in Mexico City.
The November conference, “Safeguarding Our Sound and Audiovisual Heritage: A World Challenge,” brought together participants from Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and elsewhere to get an up-close view of the Fonoteca, a successfully managed audiovisual collection. Conference co-sponsor NOA is the developer of two key technologies underpinning Fonoteca’s archive: IngestLine, for digitization of audio, and the mediARC digital archive management system.
Conferees attended seminars on preserving audiovisual records by experts, including Dr. Dietrich Sch¸ller of Phonogrammarchiv, Austria; Jouni Frilander of YLE, Finland; Stefano Cavaglieri of Fonoteca Nazionale, Switzerland; and Jean-Christophe Kummer of NOA Audio Solutions.
Located in a restored villa that once belonged to writer Octavio Paz, the Fonoteca Nacional opened in December 2008 with the mission of preserving the portion of Mexico’s cultural heritage that is based in audio recordings. It is the first institution of its kind in Latin America.
To migrate the audio recordings from analog to digital storage, the Fonoteca has relied on quality-controlled transfer using NOA’s IngestLine. Once the content is in digital form, the institute uses a NOA mediARC workflow solution to catalog each file according to detailed metadata and subsequently to enable storage, browse, identification, retrieval, distribution, and re-purposing as needed.
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Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico