AES Member Profile

James Sam

James Sam

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Audio Fields:

  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Broadcasting - Archiving/Restoration

Job Duties:

  • Mastering Engineer
  • Information Technology Worker
  • Other: Archivist


James works at the intersection of audio, archiving, and information technology, focusing on advancing media preservation through innovative processes for content migration, metadata, and digital asset management. Main interests include automating processes, systems integration, digitization prioritization, and quality assurance. He has taken a lead role in helping to save the world's sonically-recorded history for over a decade.

Education Background

James graduated from the American University in 2003 with a B.S. in Audio Technology. He looks forward to AES conventions and chapter meetings to continue learning about all aspects of audio.

Employment History

At Stanford University's Hoover Institution Archives since 2006, James manages the technical aspects of the preservation program for hundreds of thousands of media assets, collected from around the globe. Prior to this gig, past clients included the Library of Congress, National Archives, The Smithsonian, Columbia University, The Field Museum, and quite a few private families' memories.

Why Am I An AES Member?

AES is the premier place to meet and learn from audio folks from across industries, which has been useful for networking, collaborations, and sheer pleasure.

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