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The project addresses problems facing cultural heritage institutions, resulting from the lack of standardized procedures for the long-term protection and accessibility of audio content stored on media that can not be played by conventional technologies.

Solutions will be demonstrated on two types of historical media, focusing specifically on phonograph cylinder and on 25 cm standard gramophone records. As these are the oldest recording media, the sound recordings stored on them usually have a high historical and cultural value and original reproduction technology is often inaccessible.

Our main objective is to develop, test and implement appropriate procedures to address the complex issues of long-term protection and access to audio stored on historical physical media, in line with international standards and practice, and based on existing research in the field.

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WORKFLOW

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Project status

100 000 recordings

Selected collections of the National Museum and other collaborating institutions focusing on phonograph cylinders and standard gramophone records.

Catalogued 25%
Protected 3%
Digitised 2%
Accessible 2%
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recordings we have digitized

Recordings

Katalogové číslo nahrávkyMatriční čísloDatum

Kde domov muj

-726403. 01. 1901

První nahrávka písně Kde domov můj, pozdější hymny, zpívaná pěvcem Franzem Pacalem. Nahráno ve Vídni v roce 1901, vydal E. Berliners Gramophone.

Duet z opery Prodaná nevěsta

63622-A22220000

Hanna Foerstrova a Bohumil Pták zpívají dueto Vaška a Mařenky z opery Prodaná nevěsta od Bedřicha Smetany s doprovodem King’s Orchestra. Nahrávka vznikla roku 1912 v New Yorku.

Gramofonová deska Národin Kalop

Národní kalop

63302-A333335. 07. 1911

Moravská hymna v podání Kryl’s Bohemian Bandu. Nahrávka vznikla roku 1911 v Camdenu, New Jersey.

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Work team

Filip Šír
Filip Šír
National Museum
Zuzana Petrášková
Zuzana Petrášková
National Library of the Czech Republic
Martin Lhoták
Martin Lhoták
Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Michal Lorenz
Michal Lorenz
Masaryk University
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2 weeks ago

Nový fonograf

Vážení přátelé a příznivci, je nám líto, že musíme oznámit, že i poslední přednáška Národního muzea projektu Nový fonograf ve Werichově vile Voscovek a Wherrick: Calling Radio Prague musí být s ohledem na Nouzový stav a s tím souvisejícím opatřením vlády zrušena.
Národní muzeum Werichova vila #voskovec #WeRich #cancellation #lectures #COVID19

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3 weeks ago

Nový fonograf

Vážení přátelé, velice se omlouváme, ale kvůli současné situaci jsme nuceni přednášku VW dne 7. 10. 2020 ve Werichově vile zrušit. Pokud nám to situace dovolí, bude se konat ještě jedna 19. 10. 2020 od 17.30. Národní muzeum
Werichova vila #lecture #Cancelling #COVID19 #voskovec #WeRich
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For the past few days we've been moving the Marouchian collection, so it will be ready for all the steps of our New Phonograph #workflow ! #marouchian #collection #moving #digitisation #protection #photography #soundarchive #preservation @narodnimuzeum @ministerstvokultury

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Filip Šír and Katie Buehner's contribution Pioneer of Sound Industry for Czechs in the United States: The First Ethnic Recordings by Ed Jedličk is being broadcast at the ARSC 2020 virtual conference.
#ARSC2020 @KatieBuehner @filipsir #EduardJedlička #ethnicrecordings

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Register at virtual ARSC for free! The conference takes place from 21 to 23 May 2020, always from 11.00 to 19.00 EDT. Czech contributions will be held on Friday. More on our website: https://t.co/Mw7aJUDgaH
#ARSC #virtualconference @filipsir @MartinMejzr @KatieBuehner @MFeustle

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