International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

Authored by: Ilse Assmann

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) was established in 1969 in Amsterdam to function as a forum for international cooperation between archives preserving recorded sound and audiovisual documents. This entry looks at the beginning years of IASA and its growth from nine founding members to an independent organization with a membership of more than 400 members, representing 64 countries.

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