When I worked a tender at the National sound archives in Jerusalem the
work was split firmly by profession. The engineers did only audio work
and slight metadata retrieval. Cataloging was done only by catalogers
and librarians. This made a lot of sense to me, since I can tell you
blind folded what media I'm holding in my hands and how to play it and
preserve it, by I am totally lost in the vast fields of the catalog.
On 3/2/2010 6:49 AM, Marie O'Connell wrote:
> I have a question for *'institutions'* either working solely in sound or
> audiovisual archives -
> 1) Do your audio engineers work solely with the preservation and restoration
> of audio (audiovisual) and the related metadata associated with the
> preservation process when creating archival digital files?
> 2) Do the audio engineers who do this said work make cataloguing entries
> about the content of the said files?
> 3) Do the audio engineers do both the metadata for preservation and
> restoration of the audio *and* the cataloguing?
> 4) Does your institution have a 'team' of cataloguers who do the actual
> cataloguing about the content of the audio/audiovisual?
> We are a relatively small archive based over two centres. One has 2
> cataloguers and one audio engineer, the other has 2 cataloguers and three
> audio engineers.