Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Supplementary Journal Material

This list of Internet resources was developed by the AES Technical Committee on Archiving, Restoration, and Digital Libraries (Cochairs: David Ackerman and Elizabeth Cohen). All links and URLs were active when the list was developed. The AES assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the list, which is for information only.


CDNL discussion list
ARSC home page

American Moving Images
AMIA-L is an online discussion list focusing on topics relating to the preservation of moving images.
Send the message Subscribe AMIA-L Your Name to Listserv@LSV.UKY.EDU


Research Libraries Group

CLIR Issues

International Digital Library Efforts


European Commission on Preservation and Access

ZNG Initiative, Z39.50 Next Generation.
The standard specifies a client/server-based protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote databases.

Cultural Heritage Infomatics

International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ichim) examines the relationships between technology and cultural heritage.

United States Digital Library Efforts

National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress
National Archives and Records

IFLANET International Federation of Digital Library Associations and Institutions: Digital Libraries; Resources and Projects

Addresses issues ranging from theory to user demands in the application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of information.

Digital Libraries Initiative

Digital Libraries Forum and Testbed Resources

Nongovernmental Organizations

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations.

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

COOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives, and museum materials.

Digital Library Federation

International Sound and Video Archives

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding all aspects of recordings and recorded sound.

CD and DVD Test Equipment

CD Associates, developers of a variety of CD and DVD test analyzers., contact them at

Dr. Schenk of America, developers of the Prometeus family of versatile physical testers for optical discs. contact them at

Audio Development, developers of the CATS advanced CD-R and CD-RW analyzers; CD Base, a high-speed tester. contact them at

Datarius (formerly Koch Test Equipment), developers of the Datarius test equipment.

Clover Systems, developers of CD analyzers, CDX high-speed analyzer.

Film Preservation

European Broadcasting Union
Guidelines for broadcasters, (Preservation and Reuse of Film Material for Television; EBU-Tech 3289, 2001 May).

Research Libraries and Electronic Journals

Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Washington, Digital Projects and Developing Technologies in Music & Media

Research Projects

Center for Human Modeling and Simulation (HMS) of the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, Technology for Maintenance Procedure Validation

MIT Media Lab, Vision and Sound Applied to People and Activity

Publications and Reports

Preservation of Recorded Sound, Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis

Preservation Science Survey

Business Models for Digital Collections

Strategies for Digital Archiving

Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling, A guide for libraries and archives

Library of Congress LC21 Report

XML Technologies in Broadcasting, XML - if we ignore it, will it go away?

Audio and Tape Restoration

Preservation of Recorded Sound Materials, Gilles St. Laurent, National Library of Canada Music Division Research and Information Services

Vidipax: Magnetic Tape Restoration

Richard Hess personal web site

Graham Newton web site

Metadata and Interface Standards

OCLC/RLG Preservation Metadata Working group issues white paper, Preservation Metadata for Digital Objects: A Review of the State of the Art (PDF format; 50 pages, 2.4MB)

MPEG7 (Multimedia Content Description Interface)

MPEG21 (Multimedia Framework)

The Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a multimedia file format that enables content creators to easily exchange digital media and metadata across platforms and between systems and applications.

Carrier Degradation

Data Storage Technology Assessment 2000
National Technology Alliance: The National Media Laboratory,
Part I: Current State and Near-Term Projections for Hardware Technology,
Part II: Storage Media Environmental Durability and Stability

Data Storage Technology Assessment 2000 Part I rev6
Data Storage Technology Assessment 2000 Part I rev6
Media Sciences
A commercial testing laboratory, training center, and research facility. Dr. Jerome Hartke is the founder and president of Media Sciences.


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) makes grants to state and local archives, colleges and universities, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations in the U.S. to help identify, preserve, and provide public access to records, photographs, and other materials that document American history.

U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Division, Preservation Assistance Grants

Worldwide Music Internet Research Resources

Indiana University Library

Washington University

Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound

The Recorded Sound and Video Collection of the National Library