3rd International Conference on
Music Information Retrieval
IRCAM – Centre
October 13-17, 2002
½-day combined professional visit of two major French institutions is
proposed to the ISMIR attendees on the afternoon of Tuesday, 15 October 2002
. It is free but available to a limited number of people on a first-come
first-serve basis (on-site registration).
France (à Web site)
The Institut National de l'Audiovisuel is a public organisation
with an industrial and commercial role (Etablissement Public à caractère
Industriel et Commercial or EPIC) that was set up through the reform of the
audiovisual sector conducted in 1974 and finally implemented on 6 January
State establishes the general legislative, regulatory and financial framework
within which INA accomplishes its missions. It has the power to supervise its
activities through the presence of State representatives and members of
parliament on the Board of Directors, through questions to parliament,
inquiries and reports.
is the first public venture to have signed a contract setting out its goals
and the resources available to it with the State (coming into effect a few
months before the law of 1 August 2000 was voted relating to freedom of
Communication). INA has the following main missions:
Preservation of the national
Using this heritage to the full and
making it more readily available
Keeping abreast of changes in the
audiovisual sector through its research, production and training activity.
visit will include the following presentations:
INA (Institut national de
l’audiovisuel) and its missions.
Its projects on audiovisual
indexation and the activities of GRM department (Groupe de recherches
musicales, à Web site).
The documentary system of the
The Hypermedia Studio of INA.
The audiovisual department of
the French national library (à
under “New technologies”)
A new and highly effective system for audiovisual and multimedia
searches is in place at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. This tour will
include a visit of the underlying infrastructure used for the collection,
preservation and access to ca. 1 million audiovisual documents:
145 multipurpose workstations for
Robots and jukeboxes.
Servers, including a massively
parallel one serving over 1.2Tb of data.
Ethernet and audio/video networks.