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Paper CD9-2

Audio Metadata Used in the Radio Nacional de Espaņa Sound Archive Project

Miguel Rodeno1, Jesus Nicolas2, Isabel Diaz2
1Alcala University, Madrid, Spain
2Radio Nacional de Espaņa, Madrid, Spain

The 20th century Spanish sound history has been preserved in digital format and may now be consulted online through the Internet. This a pioneer project in the broadcasting industry around the world finished in December 2002. The archive is considered the most important audio archive in the Spanish language in the world. This paper describes the metadata used in this project. Radio Nacional de Espaņa followed the 1997/98 European Broadcasting Union (EBU) standard for the interchange of audio files and their broadcasting: the Broadcast Wave Fornmat (BWF). The voice/word and the different kinds of music (classical, light, international or spanish) have different types of metadata. Some examples are shown with the detailed metadata.

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