VALA2004 Session 1 Pymm

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Satellite capture of broadcast materials – archiving radio and television in the 21st century

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 1: Managing Digital Objects
Tuesday 3 February 2004, 11:20 – 11:50

Dr Bob Pymm

Manager, Collection Development, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)

Thorsten Kaeding

Project Officer, Satellite Capture Program, ScreenSound Australia (the National Screen and Sound Archive)

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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For many years, ScreenSound Australia has acquired a sampling of television and radio broadcasts for its collections. Traditionally this has been done by sending out blank stock to broadcasters who then copy the selected programs and return them to the Archive. With the advent of satellite broadcasting, it is now possible to establish a real-time capture program which enables programs to be captured, catalogued and made available. This paper will look at establishment of a capture pilot program, some of the technical issues involved, problems of selection, and permissions and rights, cataloguing and making content available and impact on workflow practices and procedures.