In time for its Annual conference in Cape Town from 5-9 October, the
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) is
pleased to announce the release of its latest publication:

*Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers** (IASA-TC 05), edited by
Dietrich Schüller and Albrecht Häfner*

IASA-TC 05 describes the main recording principles of sound and audiovisual
carriers – mechanical, magnetic, and optical – their components, physical
and chemical stability, and their vulnerability. Handling and environmental
influences are discussed and recommendations are given for proper storage. It
contains vital information about extending the life of the physical carrier
and ensuring responsible care for its integrity, and as such fills a
critical need in the complete understanding of managing a collection of
sound and audiovisual materials.

This book brings together the extensive knowledge and expertise of Dietrich
Schüller and Albrecht Häfner, and was actively reviewed and supplemented by
the IASA Technical Committee. TC 05 provides information that complements
and supports IASA’s guidelines on digitisation, and so ensures that the
carriers are conserved in the best possible condition for eventual replay
and digitisation.

Knowledge and expertise creates good archives, and IASA draws on two of its
leading minds to share this with the sound and audiovisual archiving
community. Dietrich Schüller will also present a tutorial based on TC 05 at
IASA’s forthcoming annual conference in Cape Town, 5-9 October 2014 (

The new publication provides essential advice for all sound and audiovisual
archivists. It joins the highly acclaimed IASA series *Standards,
Recommended Practices, and Strategies*, prepared by the IASA Technical
Committee. Other titles in the series are available: *Guidelines on the
Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects* IASA-TC 04 (2009),
and *The Safeguarding of the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and
Preservation Strategy* IASA-TC 03 (2005).

Printed and in published September 2014 in the UK, 62 pp, illustrations in
full colour.
ISBN 978-0-9930690-0-0

*How to obtain your copy of IASA-TC 05*

It can be purchased for Euros 20.00 as a paperback edition on high quality
paper, or as a PDF download. IASA members can log into the IASA website and
download a free PDF. Copies will also be on sale at the IASA conference.

For details:


Bertram Lyons, CA
AVPreserve |
American Folklife Center |
Editor, International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives |