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Plenary Session [clear filter]
Monday, September 30
 

9:00am

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Music Industry, Drexel University
Toby Seay is Professor of Music Production and Chair of the Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University. As an audio engineer, he has recorded numerous Gold, Platinum, and Grammy winning records. Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Theatre 1

9:30am

Keynote: AI for sound: A future technology for sound archives
Imagine you are standing on a street corner in a city. Close your eyes: what do you hear? Perhaps some cars and busses driving on the road, footsteps of people on the pavement, beeps from a pedestrian crossing, rustling and clonks from shopping bags and boxes, and the hubbub of talking shoppers. You can do the same in a kitchen as someone is making breakfast, or as you are travelling in a vehicle. Now, following the success of AI and machine learning technologies for speech and image recognition, we are beginning to build computer systems to tackle this challenging task: to automatically recognize real-world sound scenes and events. In this talk, we will explore some of the work going on in this rapidly expanding research area, and touch on some of the key issues for the future, including ensuring privacy around sound sensors. We will discuss some of the potential applications emerging for sound recognition, from home security and assisted living to exploring sound archives. We will close with some pointers to more information about this exciting future technology.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Mark Plumbley

Professor Mark Plumbley

Professor of Signal Processing, University of Surrey, UK
Mark Plumbley is Professor of Signal Processing at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, in Guildford, UK. He is an expert on analysis and processing of audio and music, using a wide range of signal processing and machine learning... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Theatre 1

3:30pm

IASA In video
At 50 years it is a time for reflection. A time to look back. While I can't take you back in Conference video the full 50 years, I can bring us back as far as 31 years, to 1988 in Vienna, IASA's first solo Conference. Thereafter we can be whisked through 13 more, from Ottawa, Sopron, Canberra, Helsinki, Bogensee, Washington (twice), Vienna again, Singapore, London, Philadelphia, Paris and Berlin. They will have to be brief visits, of course, but it should bring back memories, and a glance at yourself perhaps, and IASA friends. Including Dietrich, of course.

Speakers

Monday September 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Theatre 1

4:00pm

General assembly
Speakers
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Music Industry, Drexel University
Toby Seay is Professor of Music Production and Chair of the Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University. As an audio engineer, he has recorded numerous Gold, Platinum, and Grammy winning records. Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices... Read More →


Monday September 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Theatre 1
 
Wednesday, October 2
 

1:30pm

Featured presentation: Lossless compression and other stories from the New York Public Library audio and moving image initiative
Following a Mellon Foundation funded audio and moving image (AMI) collections survey, the New York Public Library established the AMI Initiative to preserve more than a quarter-million recordings identified as at risk or mission critical. The Library’s Audio and Moving Image Preservation program has had to rapidly evolve to meet the expectations of preserving more items per year than it had in its first decade of digitization. Staff skills, workflows, and specifications have transformed to better respond to resource constraints and program sustainability, with increased use of scripting, open source tools, and notably, lossless compression for all digitized AMI formats. Meanwhile, additional services are being tested and implemented while repository expansion is underway. Examples include new mechanisms for staff access as media is queued for ingest, and web accessibility improvements such as viewer features, transcripts, captioning, etc. With more than 180,000 recordings digitized by the end of 2019, along with the infrastructure improvements underway, the Library continues to meet major benchmarks in its goals for the audio and moving image collections. This presentation will discuss lessons learned, current work, and plans for continued progress.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Holte

Rebecca Holte

Manager, Audio and Moving Image Preservation, New York Public Library
Rebecca Holte manages the Audio and Moving Image (AMI) Preservation Program at the New York Public Library, and has held various roles in the Library’s Preservation Division since 2010. Rebecca directed AMI program expansion to meet the goals of the Library’s AMI Initiative, which... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Theatre 1

2:15pm

Plenary
Speakers
avatar for Toby Seay

Toby Seay

Professor, Music Industry, Drexel University
Toby Seay is Professor of Music Production and Chair of the Department of Arts & Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University. As an audio engineer, he has recorded numerous Gold, Platinum, and Grammy winning records. Toby’s research interests include audio preservation practices... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Theatre 1