Hello to all:
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, working on my doctoral research
in Afro-Colombian music. I've recently been hired by the Colombian Ministry
of Culture to help them put together an archive of Afro-Colombain cultural
expressions, of which music is a big part. As a total novice to the world of
music archiving (aside from being using them), I am wondering what kinds of
grants and funding and equipment for digitalization are out there.
In a less technical sense, I am wondering what the experiences of members of
this list have been with the particular issues relevent to archiving in the
"Third World," less along the lines of humidity and technical concerns, and
more along the lines of intellectual property, royalties, etc.
I apologizefor the basic and broad questions, but would great appreciate any
help you could offer, on or off list.
Michael Birenbaum Quintero
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Ethnomusicology, New York University
Ministerio de Cultura Colombiana