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RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive - TorrentFreak

RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive - TorrentFreak | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"ReelRadio, a site that streams an archive of often decades-old historical radio shows, has been forced to take down much of its library after the RIAA complained that the site was operating outside the terms of its license. The letter of the law is tight, and the RIAA is insisting that the near 20-year-old site now meets all of its requirements.

When sites like The Pirate Bay come under copyright holder pressure, there is often a big backlash from users who see such action as unfair. That being said, it’s generally accepted by both sides that The Pirate Bay courts trouble by, rightly or wrongly, laughing in the face of copyright law.

The situation now faced by ReelRadio, a site dedicated to the streaming of archived historical radio, sits at the other end of the spectrum, but nevertheless the site is still facing potential dismantling by the RIAA."

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The problems faced by many archives world-wide!

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Focusing on archives for International Archives Day coming up on 9 June - the world of a radio archivist

Focusing on archives for International Archives Day coming up on 9 June - the world of a radio archivist | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Karen du Toit:

For International Archives Day on Sunday, 9 June 2013.
There is a promotion going on on social media to promote a Goodledoodle for International Archives Day, something that has never been done before.

The focus is on archives for 9 June for International Archives Day as well, with the hashtag #savearchives.

 

I love being an archivist, and get totally lyrical about finding an interview with an important (or  even not so important) person in history: or that “lost” programme; or listening to material from the previous century…

 

The daily challenges of a sound archivist: http://sabcmedialib.blogspot.jp/2011/09/daily-challenges-of-sound-archivist.html

 

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Save archives on 9 June! #savearchives

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New sound archive collates 100-year-old voices from India - Zee News

New sound archive collates 100-year-old voices from India - Zee News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Vikram Sampath:

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's speech caught on gramophone during his 1931 visit to England now shares space with classical music legend M S Subhalakshmi's song, recorded when she was just nine, in a new virtual archive.

The Archive of Indian Music (AIM), set to be formally launched on July 30, is an online compilation of vintage gramaphonic records of speeches, songs, plays etc dating as far back as 1902. 

"This is a private initiative, a non profit trust where we source oldest rarest gramophone records like old ghazals, speeches of leaders, theatre recordings, folk music etc and digitise it for free access by laymen," Vikram Sampath, founder AIM said. 

Karen du Toit's insight:

Digitising of the gramaphone records for archival purposes. Interesting!

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Archives to Earbuds: Podcasting Digital Collections at the Kansas Historical Society at The Interactive Archivist

Archives to Earbuds: Podcasting Digital Collections at the Kansas Historical Society at The Interactive Archivist | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Case Studies in Utilizing Web 2.0 to Improve the Archival Experience.
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