AES Amsterdam 2008 Monday, May 19, 14:00 — 15:30
T15 - SOUND ARCHIVING: STANDARDS RELATED TO THE LONG-TERM PRESERVATION OF A SOUND RECORDING
Dietrich Schüller, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences - Vienna, Austria
The stocks of sound recordings held in repositories worldwide are estimated to amount to 100 million hours. Even if we want to keep only a fraction of this legacy, logistical and financial challenges to preserve these documents of artistry, history, and cultural diversity are of significant dimensions. Original carriers, whether analog or digital, are prone to decay, and—more importantly—replay equipment becomes increasingly unavailable for those holdings that have not yet been transferred to professional digital repositories. The time slot left for this transfer is estimated to be 20 years only.
The tutorial describes the global situation and surveys standards, guidelines, and recommended practices related to principles and practical aspects of sound archiving, issued by AES, IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives), and UNESCO.
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