Edited by Dietrich Schüller and Albrecht Häfner and published in 2014, IASA-TC 05 is so far the latest publication of the IASA Technical Committee in its series: Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies. Its forerunners, IASA-TC 03 and 04, explain that long-term preservation of audio documents can only be achieved by “eternal” digital content migration. However, carrier preservation has still its important place in audiovisual archiving, as by far not all audiovisual documents have as yet been transferred to digital repositories. Also, IASA-TC 03 strongly recommends that originals be kept for potential later use.
IASA-TC 05 explains, how handling and storage of audio and video carriers can be optimised to preserve original holdings until professional long-term preservation can be organised and financed.
Appointed by UNESCO to join the Memory of the World Advisory Committee, which coincidently meets at the time of the IASA-Conference in Abu Dhabi, Dietrich is unable to be in Paris. The presentation will be made by Nadja Wallaszkovits, who is one of the co-authors of TC 05.