The State Sound Recording Archives of the Azerbaijan Republic (ARDSYA)
was created in 1968. At the start the Archives consisted of 4 departments:
1. Sound Records' Registration and Storage Department
2. Archives Fund's (currently National Archives Fund) Supply & Acquisition
3. Sound Records' Issue & Usage Department
4. Scientific Technical Department
Presently first three departments are combined into one that implements
all three functions.
I) Firstly, all sound records brought in should pass mandatory expertise
from governmental bodies and be inscribed at registration book.
There should be indicated sound record's origin, i.e. its historical-cultural
value, quality and other features. Basing on the data, a card is
prepared with name and description. Then it is put into the card
index. Also the following actions are undertaken:
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a) insurance fund creation for the most valuable sound records;
b) out-of-date sound records are modernized and updated;
c) sound records that are flammable are packed to fireproof containers;
d) sound records, issued at the beginning of the century, are treated
chemically and cleaned with fungi stat.
State Sound Archives started to collect and store video records
from 1995,as well. Moreover, archives' collaborators make themselves
II) State Sound
Archives' collaborators reveal valuable sound records from organizations,
institutions and individuals and work hard to provide governmental
protection for brought in to archive records.
III) State Sound Archives should carry out the following:
a) to issue sound
b) to collect various sound records and prepare numerous subjected
c) to collaborate with experts;
d) to conduct explanatory work on archival records' value with the
press, radio and TV.
Gultekin Sultanova (presently Doctor of Philology) was the first
Director of Azerbaijan State Sound Archives (January 1969 - 1974).
Yagub Madatov is the present Head of Azerbaijan State Sound
Archives (since 1974).
Address: 370106, Baki, Azadlıq av.,168
Phone : (99412) 463-02-95, 463-02-94