Knowledge: The Missing Element in Archiving and Restoration?
This admittedly provocative title nevertheless calls attention to a situation which already exists and which may become critical in the future. No sound recording can be considered in isolation from the technical system which produced it. A proper working knowledge of such a system is an essential requirement for any person working on the transfer of such a recording. This paper examines the range of such required knowledge and the means by which it may be taught to personnel likely to be involved with archival material.
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