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Audiovisual Archiving - Philosophy and Principles

“Audiovisual heritage comprises a large part of our cultural legacy. The primary records of 20th and 21st Century cultures from around the world are captured in its myriad forms – from films and radio and television programmes to audio and video recordings. Sounds and images can transcend local borders and language barriers, making this heritage an essential complement to traditional archives and documents. The immediacy and immersion offered by audiovisual materials also make them indispensable in the teaching of history. It is for these reasons that the safeguarding and preservation audiovisual heritage is of vital importance.” (p.vii)