The IFLA PAC regional center at Qatar National Library is organising this session to discuss the history of audio recording formats, from the 1857 phonautograph to 21st-century digital formats.

The discussion will include the most common audio carriers in the Middle East, with particular attention to the commercial music industry and radio in the region. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.


Hazem Jamjoum, Curator of the British Library’s early twentieth century audio recordings of relevance to Arab and Gulf History

Date: 23 June 2020

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM AST 

Language: Arabic

Target Audience: Organizations and people interested in the collection and preservation of sound and audiovisual materials

Seats are limited. Please register online at the Qatar National Library website.