National Archives of Andorra’s call for the digitization and indexing of a part of the old Radio Andorra’s discography.

The Government has just announced the call for hiring the services of a company to do the digitization and the indexing of a part of the old Radio Andorra’s records. (1st phase) (exp. 28/2014)

L’Arxiu Nacional d’Andorra (ANA) has initiated a project to safeguard the old Radio Andorra discography. The first phase of this project consists of the digitalisation and indexation of a part of this discography using the international guidelines from (iasa and aes) in order to ensure their knowledge, preservation and acces.

This is a set of 500 slate discs (approx.) published between the years of 1915-1960.

The technical process will take place at ANA. The work method will be adjusted to the technical criteria and indications given by the ANA staff, and all the necessary resources and the whole equipment will be provided by the ANA.

If some material requires a special treatment, and that’s not possible to do with the ANA technical means, this material could be treated in the contractor’s sound laboratories.

See call for proposals in the attached document, (sorry only catalan version)

* The IASA-TC 03 'The Safeguarding of the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy'; The IASA-TC 04 ‘Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects’; AES-16id-2010 (r2013): AES information document for transfer technologies - Stylus dimensions and selection
Dead line 26/05/2014