Preservation of AVA heritage


ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "Preservation of AVA heritage", VINE, Vol. 34 No. 2.



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Preservation of AVA heritage

Preservation of AVA heritage

strategies of development of audiovisual archives

Tedd Johansen, Library Review, 2001, Vol. 50 No. 7, pp. 417-420Audiovisual archives world-wide are facing a challenge: the digitization of the historical collections of moving images and sound. The result of the new change in technology is easier access to television and radio programmes transmitted to millions of people. Professors, teachers, students and professional researchers may possibly be able to add new information to reports and documents already written. Every country that advocates democratic institutions and a free press has got an important tool to be used to gain the aims of a modern society. However, new technology in the field of information is not a substitute for the basic knowledge needed to search the Internet or use computer systems. Knowledge in social science, world history, literature and daily news is important to librarians and scholars world-wide. The content of the information stored in audiovisual archives is a study for future archivists and librarians.

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