About Archive

First stage: training of field collectors

The Selection of trainees to combine the field,  of those  holding a postgraduate diploma from the Higher Institute for Popular Arts, THE ACADEMY Of ARTS, and those holding the Bachelor of Arts,  Department of social science of the Division of  anthropological and who have the field collection expertise, which can accommodate technical exercises devices intended for the project.

The preparation of scientific collectors needed theoretical and applicable training on operations field collection according to a unified scientific approach, and describes methods and context of Article who performed it, and indexing the place it was performed, time and chroniclers, and the use of evidence combination. Etc., and directing them to the selection of field collection areas and themes.


Folklore (People's Literature - material culture - customs and traditions - traditional knowledge - the popular beliefs - performing arts - folk music - folk dances - popular games - oral history - popular inheritances  - Fashion and exesories)

Technical tools (video cameras - camera - audio recording device - laptop computers)

Training on the use of the camera for video and photography.

Training on the capacities of the digital camera: using digital zoom and optical zoom, use of Flash, the capacities of cameras has been reviewed in all photography circumstances and university training on the camera components is given. 

Training on the use of digital audio recorder.

Training possibilities of digital recording device and how to use it to collect material and discharged.

Training on how to use a computer.

Training on various computer applications as the devices camera copies contents - and Audio Devices is vital, also making backup files and run a combination of unloading, as well as sending field material to the central administration of the project to assess their content and follow-up of the combination and directing field academics in the field. 

Training on the use of wireless Internet and sending field material.

state of the art communications technology Was used to send the article to the central administration headquarters of the project, to save collectors time and effort.

. Training on the databases use, prepared for the project.

Training on a set of databases that have been prepared by the projects architects using the programming language }C Sharp{ & } . NET{ and }VB. Net{, in accordance to the projects needs .

backup storage Training      

Training has Been set to deal with high volumes, such as HDD External Hard disk with large capacity, as well as the use of CDs DVD.

Phase II: field collection       

Each field work researcher after passing the training is  provided with a digital camera allows disk imaging and video plus lighting battery-powered device, and a digital audio recording device battery-powered as well, and a laptop. At the end of his daily work he conveys all what he had collected from observations and interviews, photos and video to his laptop and sends it via the Internet to the center's headquarters in Cairo.

The Archive receives field collector's messages. Then the specialist team pass data to the computer center. And Then addresses each expert unit (literature, material culture, etc ) to examine the group material, indexing and preparing it for safe keeping. At the same time, they can online instantaneously communicate with collectors in the field to discuss any problems and direct them to modify the path if necessary. Experts also travel to field work sites to observe the research conduct on site.

Third stage: the conservation and classification

Work classification and indexing is done for all matters within the specialty specturem , and ramifications of each topic, then each branch is split to the elements concerned, and so on. These classifications are a tremendous amount of indexes being continually improved and updated by what comes by field assemblers.