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AOA - ARCHiVe Online Academy 2021

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In the context of the AOA - ARCHiVe Online Academy 2021, the Giorgio Cini Foundation presents 30 lessons dedicated to cultural heritage and digital technologies. The first meeting (1st September from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m) will introduce the project Fonti 4.0 and will present other case studies and techniques for the exploitation of oral sources thanks to new technologies in the context of Digital Humanities. During the month of September, seven other meetings will be dedicated to digitization, metadata, restoration, transcription and preservation of audio recordings: theoretical lessons will be complemented by thematic workshops.

FONTI 4.0 

AOA presents FONTI 4.0 - Preservation, transcription and access to analogical oral sources, sponsored by CLARIN, AISO (Italian Association of Oral History) and AISV (Italian Association of Voice Sciences). The lectures will be held in Italian and English.


Silvia Calamai, Sergio Canazza, Chiara Casarin, Renata Codello, Frédéric Kaplan, Monica Monachini, Arjan van Hessen


Valentina Burini, Alain Dufaux, Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Alessandra Origani, Niccolò Pretto, Alessandro Russo.

Detailed programme

1 September, from 16.30 to 18.30 (ENG)
Oral sources: overview and challenges
Opening remarks by Sergio Canazza (Centre for Computational Sonology, University of Padua), Frédéric Kaplan (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Renata Codello, Chiara Casarin (Fondazione Giorgio Cini), Mind@ware srl.

  • Frédéric Kaplan (EPFL): Automatic extraction of information from documents.
  • Arjan van Hessen (University of Twente): From spoken words to written text: a multilingual transcription portal.
  • Silvia Calamai (University of Siena): Vademecum for oral sources.

September 1, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ENG) 

Oral sources: overview and challenges 

Greetings by Sergio Canazza, Renata Codello, Chiara Casarin

  • Frédéric Kaplan: Automatic extraction of information from documents
  • Arjan van Hessen: From spoken words to written text: a multilingual transcription portal
  • Silvia Calamai: Vademecum for oral sources

September 8, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA) Lesson 1

Introduction to digitization of analog audio recordings (Alessandro Russo)

September 9, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA) Laboratory 1
Digitization Lab (Alessandro Russo)

September 16, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA) Lesson 2
Metadata and analog audio recordings 

  • Metadata of the preservation copy (Valentina Burini),
  • Relation between preservation copies and archival preservation, transcription and access of analog oral sources units (Niccolò Pretto)
  • Archivio Vi.Vo e CLARIN-IT (Monica Monachini)

September 17, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA) Laboratory 2
Restoration Lab (Alessandro Russo)

September 22, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA)
Lesson 3 Transcription chain (Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Niccolò Pretto, Alessandra Origani)

September 23, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ITA) Laboratory 3
Transcription Lab (Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Niccolò Pretto, Alessandra Origani)

September 30, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (ENG) Lesson 4
Long-term preservation and accessing (Alessandro Russo, Niccolò Pretto, Alain Dufaux).


For information write to: info.aoa [at] (info[dot]aoa[at]cini[dot]it)

Website (EN), (IT)


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