This podcast concerns the huge archives of the public broadcasters in Western Europe, how the archives are digitize and how they will be accessible and useful in new ways. Public broadcaster’s as BBC and DR (Denmark) have archives containing audio visual cultural heritage. The last 10 years they have created different strategies for digitization and making the collections accessible for use, but it’s a huge task with a lot of issues. BBC has created several projects and platforms (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/) and DR has created or co-created projects as Bonanza (http://www.dr.dk/Bonanza), danskkulturarv.dk and larm.fm. The flemish government has create another strategy where a external institute is handling the digitization and the acces of audio visual archives, which creates other possibilities. Speakers and interviewees: Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives, London, Tobias Golodnoff, Head of the Cultural Heritage Project, DR, Copenhagen, Brecht Declercq, Digitization and Acquisition Manager at VIAA, B elgium
This podcast concerns the possibilities of using digitized sound archives in museum exhibitions. Professor Karin Bijsterveld introduces the abillities of the sound and present a sound installation made for the Amsterdam Museum. Curator Christian Hviid Mortensen shows Heidi Svømmekjær and his example of how to use the digitized radio of the LARM archive in a museum exhibition. Freelance Hege Huseby reflects critically on cultural history museums use of audio visual material. Speakers and interviewees: Karin Bijsterveld , Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Maarstricht University, Christian Hviid Mortensen, Pdh. and curator Mediemuseet, Odense, Hege Huseby, Master of Modern Culture and freelance curator. Qutation: Det elektriske barometer, DR P1, 6. nov. 1994, kl. 22.
This last podcast from the LARM conference 2013
concerns the state of radio today. Professor Michele Hilmes focused in her keynote on the new materiality of radio as effect of digital platforms emerging. In this podcast she reflects on american radio today and the differences and similarities to the european radio tradition. Speaker and interviewee:
Michele Hilmes ,
Professor of Media and Cultural Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
On the 14th and 15th of November the LARM conference took place at Copenhagen University. A group of archivists, historians, linguists, artists, curators, and others interested in the digitization of audiovisual cultural heritage, gathered to discuss issues concerning digital humanities: preservation, categorization, infrastructures, access, and visualization.
In this podcast assistant professor Jacob Kreutzfeldt and associate professor Jacob Thøgersen, two of the coordinators of the conference, and members of the LARM commitee at Copenhagen University, explain about the issues addressed, and their background for hosting the conference.