Technical Committee

Chair: George Blood
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
502 W. Office Center Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
tel: +1 (215) 248-2100 

Vice-chair: Nadja Wallaszkovits
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Conservation of New Media and Digital Information
Am Weißenhof 1
70191 Stuttgart

Secretary: Bruce J. Gordon
Audio Engineer
Media Preservation Services
Harvard Library
8 Story St., Suite 350
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
tel. +1(617) 495-1241
fax +1(617) 496-4636


Officers of the Technical Committee (chairpersons, secretaries) are elected within the committee. The committees exclusively decide on the objects and tasks they deal with.

The Technical Committee devotes itself to all technical aspects of sound and audiovisual recordings. This includes the actual recording processes, optimisation of reproduction of historical and modern recordings, transfer and digitisation technologies, standards and storage technologies, software and carriers. The Technical Committee is concerned with the preservation of sound and audiovisual media and technically sustainable approaches to future access.

The creation of special publications enabling the AV archive community to take educated decisions regarding this, is a main concern of the committee.

The Technical Committee has delivered several papers, which serve as technical guidelines, in the series 'Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies'. IASA TC 07 Guidelines for the Preservation of Born Digital Video is currently being planned.

The Committee has also made available online several older publications that remain in demand as valued guides.

IASA Members who have declared interest in this group (IASA members access)

IASA members may apply to join the IASA Technical Committee (Membership of the Technical Committee requires a formal application; other IASA Committees and Sections are open to all). Note: The Technical Committee is not accepting applications at this time.