This contribution describes the research of sound documents which have been ongoing in the Czech Republic since 2013 up to the present time. The research is conducted by students of the information and library studies branch. This Czech research is comparable to the Audit of sound documents by British Library in 2015. The paper compares and contrasts the efforts of countries whose attitudes toward sound document preservation differ greatly. There are given concrete aspects of research methodology that can be considered an indicator of the degree of sound documents preservation for each countries. British Library represents an example of preservation at the high level while the Czech Republic is an example of country where is the domain is handled inadequately. Compared to Czech Republic, the Audit by the British Library stands as a source of inspiration that can inform activities contributing both to complex preservation of national sound heritage and to saving the collections that are under threat.
Division of Information and Library Studies (KISK)
27 Sept Tuesday
LoC Madison Building: Dining Rm. A