Digitization of Recordings of Traditional Chinese Music (China)

Details of the organization
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
International organizations

Information about the project
Digitization of Recordings of Traditional Chinese Music (China)
The project “Digitization of Recordings of Traditional Chinese Music” is aimed at making field recordings of Chinese music held by the Music Research Institute (MRI) of the Chinese Academy of Arts in Beijing digitally available. The collections which have has been included in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 1997, contain unique field recordings from the 1950s onward, which are in frequent demand. The project included the purchase and installation of equipment, the digitization itself and the creation of a website to provide access to the digitised collections. Basic equipment includes a stand-alone, high quality analogue-to-digital converter and a PC with a high clock frequency and adequate amount of memory to serve as the digital audio workstation. For intermediary storage of the digitised signals a SCSI hard disk of highest available storage capacity is being used.
National implementation:
Completed from 01/01/2004 to 30/06/2004

WSIS information
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
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