ARCHiVe Online Academy presents FONTI 4.0 – Preservation, transcription, and access of analog oral sources

plus Sep, 0129 2021

1, 8, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23, 30 September 2021 – 8 meetings of 2 hours each, from 4.30 to 6.30pm


The Fondazione Giorgio Cini presents the courses AOA – ARCHiVe Online Academy 2021: 30 lessons dedicated to cultural heritage and digital technologies, divided into four thematic areas.


The first thematic area dealt with sound sources and new technologies for the digitization, automatic transcription, analysis and valorization of this specific documentary typology.

The course has been curated by the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale of the University of Padua and the partners of Fonti 4.0, a research project in the field of automatic transcription of sound sources, carried out with resources from the Regional Operational Program and co-financed with the European Social Fund 2014-2020 of the Veneto Region.

The first meeting (September 1) introduced the project Fonti 4.0 and will present other case studies and techniques for the valorization of oral sources thanks to new technologies in the context of Digital Humanities.

During the month of September, there have been seven meetings dedicated to digitization, metadata, restoration, transcription and preservation of audio recordings: lectures involved also  thematic workshops.


AOA presents FONTI 4.0 – Preservation, transcription, and access of analog oral sources is sponsored by the CLARIN Consortium, AISO (Italian Association of Oral History) and AISV (Italian Association of Voice Sciences).



Classes are finished.


Detailed programme:


September 1, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ENG)

Introduction – Oral sources: overview and challenges


Welcome by Sergio Canazza (Centro di Sonologia Computazionale dell’Università di Padova), Frédéric Kaplan (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Renata Codello, Chiara Casarin (Fondazione Giorgio Cini), Mind@ware srl.

Frédéric Kaplan (EPFL): Introduction on digital humanities and automatic extraction of information from different kind of sources.
Arjan van Hessen (University of Twente): From spoken words to written text: a multilingual transcription portal.
Silvia Calamai (Università degli Studi di Siena): Vademecum for oral sources.


September 8, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA)

Lesson 1: Introduction to digitization of analog audio recordings (Alessandro Russo)


September 9, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA)

Laboratory 1: Digitization Lab (Alessandro Russo)


September 16, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA)

Lesson 2: Metadata and audio recordings
– Metadata of the preservation copy (Valentina Burini)
– Relation between the preservation copy and the archival unit (Niccolò Pretto)

  • – CLARIN-IT and Archivio Vi.Vo project (Monica Monachini)


September 17, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA)

Laboratory 2: Restoration lab (Alessandro Russo, Niccolò Pretto)


September 22, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA)

Lesson 3: Transcription chain (Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Niccolò Pretto, Alessandra Origani)


September 23, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA

Laboratory 3: Transcription lab (Roberta Bianca Luzietti, Niccolò Pretto, Alessandra Origani)


September 30, from 4.30 to 6.30pm (ITA+ ENG)

Lesson 4: Long-term preservation and accessing (Alessandro Russo, Niccolò Pretto, Alain Dufaux)



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