|Conservation and digitization of the IPEM-archive|
|Duration:||Januari 2000 - December 2001|
In janari 2000 a project funded by the FWO (Fund for Scientific Research of the Flemish Government), more specifically by the "Max Wildiers"-fund, has been started at the IPEM (Dept. of Musicology, Ghent University). The main purpose of the project is the conservation and digitalisation of the archive of the institute.
This archive mainly consists of two large entities: first the ca. 1000 magnetic tapes that make up the IPEM-tape archive in strict sense, and second the tape archive collected by the Belgian composer Louis De Meester containing almost the same number of tapes. Besides these, some smaller collections are included, such as tapes from the personal archives of important pioneers of electronic music in Flanders: Lucien Goethals and Norbert Rosseau.
However, also this unique audioarchive has been unable to resist time and technological progress: the magnetism of the tapes dissappears gradually, together with the tape recorders. Thus the need to conserve the archive and to transfer it to an easily accessible, digital format became urgent.
The project is supervised by prof. dr. Marc Leman, Jelle Dierickx takes care of the conservation of the sound material, the centralization of the external information on pieces and composers, and the data entry.Gaëtan Martens develops the database technology and works on applications of the MPEG-7 encoding in order to create possibilities for intelligent search options based on automatic musical content extraction.
|Promotors:||prof. dr. Marc Leman|
project funded by the 'FWO - Max Wildiersfonds' (Flanders, Belgium)