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Dec 2013

Preserving the born-digital

Sound archivist Tess Elieff shares some of her favourite Bandcamp discoveries and explains why this platform is a digital archivist's best friend.

By Tessa Elieff / 9 Dec 2013
Sound

Francesca de Valence

The NFSA presented a National Songwriting Award to Francesca de Valence for her song ‘Beautiful Night’.

By Imelda Cooney / 9 Dec 2013
Sound
Oct 2013

Wrong Side of the Road gathering

The NFSA’s Indigenous Collections team worked hard to bring about a special reunion at the Sydney Film Festival last month. The premiere of the digital restoration of the film Wrong Side of the Road was too good an opportunity to miss.

By Peter White / 11 Oct 2013
Film

Gotye, in his own words

Wouter ‘Wally’ De Backer, better known as Gotye, sat down with us to record a comprehensive Oral history interview.

By Ken Berryman / 1 Oct 2013
Oral History
Sound
Sep 2013

International Council on Archives

Senior researcher Mick Newnham reports on his recent visit to the Solomon Islands for the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.

By Mick Newnham / 4 Sep 2013
Film
Aug 2013

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Aug 2013
Object
Sound

Digitise or Perish

Rick Prelinger and Paula Le Dieu discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities cultural institutions face in the digital age.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 8 Aug 2013
Film
Jul 2013

What's in a name?

Patricia Downes tackles a question dreaded by many musicians: what do you call your band, and what will that name say about you?

By Patricia Downes / 24 Jul 2013
Sound

Bee Gees in Canberra, 1974

On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 5 Jul 2013
Television

Preservation, social media and ethics

Mick Newnham, head of the NFSA's Conservation, Research and Preparation team, travelled to Bangkok to attend the 17th SEAPAVAA Conference (South-East Asia and Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association).

By Mick Newnham / 2 Jul 2013