Filip Šír

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Filip Šír, DiS. is the coordinator for digitization of audio documents in the Digitization and New Media Department of the National Museum. Since 2012, he has been focusing on a comprehensive solution for the issue of audio documents, from the principles of sound document care to the methodology of their digitization. He is a member of various professional societies, such as the prestigious International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). In 2016, he received the INFORUM 2016 Prize (awarded for the Virtual National Phonotheque) as the most significant and best Czech product, service or act associated with electronic information sources with significance for the Czech Republic within the Virtual National Sound Fund team. In 2017, together with Gabriel Gössel, he was awarded the ARSC Certificate of Merit for his contribution to historical research for ‘Recorded Sound in Czech Lands’. In 2018, he presented at Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University and at New York University. He also conducted a two-day workshop at Fonoteca Nacional de México. At the moment, he is the principal investigator leading the project New Phonograph: listening to the history of sound, and also research into sound sources stemming from Czech emigration to the USA in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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