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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.


Listservs

CDNL discussion list CDNL-L@infoserv.nlc-bnc.ca

ARSCLIST@cc.rochester.edu
ARSC home page http://www.arsc-audio.org/arsclist.html

AV-Media-Matters@topica.com

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


Newsletters

Research Libraries Group
http://www.rlg.org/preserv/diginews/

CLIR Issues
http://www.clir.org/pubs/issues/issues.html


International Digital Library Efforts

UNESCO
http://www.unesco.org/confgen/en/indexen.htm

European Commission on Preservation and Access
http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

ZNG Initiative, Z39.50 Next Generation.
The standard specifies a client/server-based protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote databases.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/


Cultural Heritage Infomatics

International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ichim) examines the relationships between technology and cultural heritage.
http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/index.html


United States Digital Library Efforts

National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress
National Archives and Records
http://www.nara.gov/nara/

IFLANET International Federation of Digital Library Associations and Institutions: Digital Libraries; Resources and Projects
http://www.ifla.org/II/diglib.htm

ACM SIGIR
Addresses issues ranging from theory to user demands in the application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of information.
http://www.acm.org/sigir/

Digital Libraries Initiative
http://www.dli2.nsf.gov/

Digital Libraries Forum and Testbed Resources
http://www.dlib.org/


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.
http://aic.stanford.edu/

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
http://www.clir.org/

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.
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/electronic-records/electronic-storage-media/

Digital Library Federation
http://www.diglib.org/architectures.htm

International Sound and Video Archives
http://www.llgc.org.uk/iasa/index.htm

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.
http://www.arsc-audio.org/


CD and DVD Test Equipment

CD Associates, developers of a variety of CD and DVD test analyzers.
http://www.cdassociates.com, contact them at info@cdassociates.com

Dr. Schenk of America, developers of the Prometeus family of versatile physical testers for optical discs.
http://www.drschenk.com contact them at sales@drschenk.com

Audio Development, developers of the CATS advanced CD-R and CD-RW analyzers; CD Base, a high-speed tester.
http://www.audiodev.com contact them at alissa.harter@audiodev.com

Datarius (formerly Koch Test Equipment), developers of the Datarius test equipment.
http://www.datarius.com

Clover Systems, developers of CD analyzers, CDX high-speed analyzer.
http://www.cloversystems.com


Film Preservation

http://www.afionline.org/preservation/preservation.frame.html

European Broadcasting Union
Guidelines for broadcasters, (Preservation and Reuse of Film Material for Television; EBU-Tech 3289, 2001 May).
http://www.ebu.ch/tech_info.html


Research Libraries and Electronic Journals

Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/grainger/resrc/DEFAULT.asp

University of Washington, Digital Projects and Developing Technologies in Music & Media
http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/projects.html


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
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~hms/research.html

MIT Media Lab, Vision and Sound Applied to People and Activity
http://www.ai.mit.edu/research/abstracts/abstracts2000/visionsound.shtml


Publications and Reports

Preservation of Recorded Sound, Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis
http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub96/contents.html

Preservation Science Survey
http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub95/contents.html

Business Models for Digital Collections
http://www.clir.org/activities/details/business.html

Strategies for Digital Archiving
http://www.clir.org/activities/details/strategies.html

Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling, A guide for libraries and archives
http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub54/

Library of Congress LC21 Report
http://books.nap.edu/books/0309071445/html/index.html

XML Technologies in Broadcasting, XML - if we ignore it, will it go away?
http://www.ebu.ch/trev_home.html


Audio and Tape Restoration

Preservation of Recorded Sound Materials, Gilles St. Laurent, National Library of Canada Music Division Research and Information Services
http://www.audio-restoration.com/gilles.htm

Vidipax: Magnetic Tape Restoration
http://www.audio-restoration.com/sources.htm

Richard Hess personal web site
http://www.richardhess.com/tape/resources.htm

Graham Newton web site
http://www.audio-restoration.com/sources.htm


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)
http://www.oclc.org/digitalpreservation/

MPEG7 (Multimedia Content Description Interface)
http://www.cselt.it/mpeg/standards/mpeg-7/mpeg-7.zip

MPEG21 (Multimedia Framework)
http://www.cselt.it/mpeg/public/mpeg-21_pdtr.zip

AAF
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.
http://www.aafassociation.org


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
http://www.nta.org/

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.
http://www.mscience.com/


Grants

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
http://www.neh.gov/news/report98/preserv.htm


Worldwide Music Internet Research Resources

Indiana University Library
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/

Washington University
http://www.lib.washington.edu/Music/resource.html

Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ars/beyond.html

The Recorded Sound and Video Collection of the National Library
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/6/28/s28-1016-e.html