The Barry Gray archive

Evans, François (2016) The Barry Gray archive. Journal of Film Music, 6 (2). pp. 127-134. ISSN 1087-7142 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.29830)

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Abstract

The Barry Gray Archive was established in Ashford, Kent, England, in 2005, to preserve and to help make available artefacts of the varied work of British film and television composer Barry Gray (1908–1984)—one of the first musicians to use electronic musical instruments in commercial, audio-visual media. This article comprises a description of the rationale behind the archive, issues faced, motivations, methods adopted for digital preservation, copyright matters engaged with, and an assessment of the surprising ways in which the archive is informing British scholarship. Aspects of how an archive can be structured as an electronic hub so as to enable appropriate perpetuation are presented, together with case studies to illustrate its continuing impact to date.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 20675
Notes on copyright: This is an author accepted manuscript version of an article, made available in this repository in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The final published article is published by Equinox Publishing in the Journal of Film Music.
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Depositing User: Francois Evans
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 15:10
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 04:58
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20675

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