Sound Recordings in the Archival Setting: Issues of Collecting, Documenting, Categorizing, and Copyright

Lida Cope, Natalie Kononenko, Anthony Qualin, Mark Yoffe

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Abstract

Sound files offer the advantage of access to a large volume of data and speech features that cannot be captured on paper. Sound recordings can preserve a diasporic dialect on the verge of extinction. Cataloging sound files and making them accessible to both the lay community and professionals present new challenges. Collection-level, rather than item-level cataloging helps to deal with commercial music recordings. Double coding, using both the International Ethnographic Thesaurus and specifically Slavic metadata, can make field recordings accessible to both the Slavic community and specialists. Archives of important artists created by amateurs need scholars to generate finding aids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages16
JournalSlavic and East European Information Resources
Volume20
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019

Keywords

  • Cataloging
  • copyright
  • finding aids
  • language documentation
  • metadata selection

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