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Training season is approaching. Free seats are still available. If you're interested in any of the sessions below, please drop me a line at stefano@boprecordingstudios.co.za. Pricing and availability directly depend on the number of participants - the more the better... and of course at the best price.


Tangible results! Ten happy attendees to the first training session at the BRS Academy of Audio Sciences. IASA-certified instructor Stefano S. Cavaglieri (far left), in cooperation with the Swiss National Sound Archives, delivered a one week intensive training on "Digitization of sound recordings at institutional multimedia archives".
Curricula, training courses, tutorials, and workshopsTime

IASA-TC 03 "The Safeguarding of the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy"
 
Preservation of the Audiovisual Heritage
The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model (basics)
The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model (advanced)
4h
4h
20h

IASA-TC 04 "Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects"
 
Preservation engineer (IASA certified), internship - 1 year, must hold an Audio Engineer degree
Training the trainers (IASA certified), theory - 16h, hands on - 64h, final exam - 4h, must hold a Preservation Engineer degree

Workshops & tutorials:
Digitization of sound recordings at institutional multimedia archives
Handling carriers and replaying machines for preservation and digitization
Handling problems in digitizing tapes and discs
Issues of the replay path
Optical retrieval of analogue sound recordings (VisualAudio)
Practical tape digitization
Raising the Quality Bar in Re-recording
Re-recording: Optical Pick-Ups
The price of silence
1800h
84h


20h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h

IASA-TC 05 "Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers"
 
Practical steps 8h

IASA-TC 06
 
To be announced shortly 

Metadata handling
 
Data mapping and exchange (basics)
Data mapping and exchange (advanced)
Semantic Web for Audiovisual Archives
4h
40h
2h

Raising the Q-bar "Better learning, better listening, and better sound"
 
Acoustics
Anatomy and the hearing process
Perception (incl. psychoacoustics lab)
Electro-acoustics (incl. electro-acoustics lab)
Audio loudness (general + archival)
Audio file formats
The listening room
Studio design (incl. architecture)
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
tba

Digital Archives (Digital Mass Storage Systems)
 
Small scale digitization planning and implementation
Digital archiving systems confronted with the OAIS reference model
Assessing Storage Environment for Mixed Media Collections
Criteria to consider in the definition of Digital Mass Storage Systems
Unified Storage and Storage Tiering
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h

Software Insights
 
Database design and implementation
Management of multifunctional information
Management of multilingual information
Programming for Speed (Speed Matters)
Scalable database systems
Dynamic data architecture

Programming in OpenInsight and ARev:
Introduction to OpenInsight
Intermediate OpenInsight
Advanced OpenInsight
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h
4h


24h
24h
24h
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