Re: A New CEC Project? Archiving and access


Subject: Re: A New CEC Project? Archiving and access
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 00:04:01 EDT


Here's a question... What would this do that FreeSound doesn't?
Quality rather than quantitiy?

On 10/15/05, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@videotron.ca> wrote:
> The first steps would be to determine interest, and then determine budget.
>
> In my experience, the major cost of such a venture (if it is to
> approach permanence) is not the server space, but the on-going cost
> of paying someone, or people to maintain and develop the site /
> materials.
>
> It's a long term commitment. In my travels around the web over the
> past half decade I have seen many 'neat' projects that turned out to
> have a life of a couple of months. It's one thing to set it up, it's
> something else to have the long-term commitment to work on it.
>
> This is well known in national and international organizations. In
> the first few years there are many people to assist, after a while,
> the Boards of Directors are looking for almost anyone who will
> contribute for a couple of years.
>
>
> Such a project would face the same issues that all archiving has to,
> namely, how to sort and catalog so that things can be found. Sonus.ca
> has invited people to curate "galleries", but few people have the
> time, energy and skills necessary to create a gallery that reflects
> some specific artistic or aesthetic vision. This is not a criticism,
> it's a reality for many arts organizations.
>
> The cataloging / cross-referencing is necessary to be able to find
> things, and currently, there are few robust tools for the description
> / analysis of sounds in general, and soundscapes can be perplexing:
>
> -- sunny, cars, people talking, footsteps, door closes, music from
> a radio, bus stops and goes
>
> I can hear it all, but where is it? Does it help if I preface the
> description with London, New York, Berlin, St-Jerome?
>
>
> I like the idea and Sonus.ca is 'almost' set-up to be able to handle
> such a project, if the (extra) resources were to be made available.
>
>
> Best
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
>
>
> At 15:11 -0700 2005/10/15, David Paquette wrote:
> >last year at the small informal meeting of the case/aces somebody
> >(and if I remember well it was Carey Dodge) proposed the idea of a
> >web-based soundwalk collection. One could upload a soundwalk and
> >include details about the location, the weather, etc. These would be
> >available to all. It would indeed require _lots_ of space but
> >imagine! A sort of "themed" sonus...
> >
> >david
> >
>
>



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