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Audio-visual research and documentation

The Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1899, is the world’s oldest sound archive. Its key tasks are to generate, collect and catalogue audio-visual research recordings from all disciplines and regions, to preserve them in the long term, and to make them permanently available. The Phonogrammarchiv has built up, and expands, its holdings through field research projects that have received its methodological and technical support, through fieldwork conducted by its staff, and by taking over collections assembled by Austrian scholars, typically all exploring new ground.

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