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The Preservation of the Audio Heritage of Namibia. Challenges and Opportunities

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The Preservation of the Audio Heritage of Namibia. Challenges and Opportunities

Description

"Namibia has a rich intangible cultural heritage. There is an urgent need to record more of it, but there is also a wealth of already recorded oral heritage and music that is in danger of being irretrievably lost if the opportunities of preserving it are not grasped. Decisive steps must be taken in the near future in terms of

– Identifying,
– collecting,
– repatriating,
– cataloguing,
– storing,
– and migrating from obsolete formats and data carriers.

The necessary steps include

– legislative provisions,
– norms, standards and guidelines,
– institutional empowerment,
– institutional coordination,
– human resource capacity building,
– physical capacity building.

In the context of this presentation, I shall concentrate on sound recordings only, excluding sound recorded in connection with audiovisual sources. However, much of what is discussed here, applies to the audiovisual heritage as well."

BAB Working Paper 2010:01
Presented at the Sound Archives Workshop, Windhoek, University of Namibia 4 December 2009

Creator

Werner Hillebrecht

Publisher

Basler Afrika Bibliographien

Date

2010

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Rights

© The author © Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2010

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Working Paper

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Citation

Werner Hillebrecht, “The Preservation of the Audio Heritage of Namibia. Challenges and Opportunities,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed November 16, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/218.

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