AES New York 2013
Tutorial T19

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 am — 10:00 am (Room 1E09)

T19 - National Recording Preservation Plan: Audio Preservation/Archiving: New Technologies and Access Issues

Matt Barton, Library of Congress
Brad McCoy, Library of Congress - Charlottesville, VA, USA
Gerald Seligman, National Recording Preservation Foundation - New York, NY, USA

This presentation gives an overview of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan (NRPP) published in December 2012, with a focus on the portions that particularly include and involve AES. Brad McCoy will focus on Sections 1.7 (New technologies for Audio Preservation: Encourage scientific and technical research leading to the development of new technologies to recover, reformat, and preserve audio recording media) and 1.8 (Documentation of Legacy Technologies: Research, collect, document, and preserve information on legacy record practices and technologies). Matthew Barton will discuss recommendations 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, which deal with public and educational access, using a range of radio broadcasts, interviews, field recordings, and the recording formats and sonic issues particular to each one. The proposed national discography and national directory of sound recording collections will be discussed in this context, as will cataloging issues. This presentation will include audio examples from the Library of Congress collections to illustrate points.

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