78 rpm instantaneous lacquer disk, by Brecht Declercq

Feels like heaven? Five major challenges for audiovisual archives in the era of ‘full digitisation’

Brecht Declercq, credit Marcin Oliva Soto

Brecht Declercq

“In an age where global audiovisual communication has become a highway of social media traffic, audiovisual records offer us the opportunity to transcend the limitations of time and place. Audiovisual archives convey messages from one era to another. It is the audiovisual archivist’s responsibility that the messages captured are reliable, authentic, persistent and complete.”

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