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 CDNL-L@infoserv.nlc-bnc.ca
ARSC home page http://www.arsc-audio.org/arsclist.html
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
European Commission on
Preservation and Access
ZNG Initiative, Z39.50 Next
The standard specifies a client/server-based protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote databases.
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ichim)
examines the relationships between technology and cultural heritage.
National Digital Library Program, Library
National Archives and Records
IFLANET International Federation of
Digital Library Associations and Institutions: Digital Libraries; Resources and
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
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
Digital Library Federation
International Sound and Video
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 Associates, developers of a variety of CD and DVD test
http://www.cdassociates.com, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Schenk of America, developers of the Prometeus family of versatile
physical testers for optical discs.
http://www.drschenk.com contact them at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Datarius (formerly Koch Test Equipment), developers of the Datarius test
Clover Systems, developers of CD analyzers, CDX high-speed analyzer.
European Broadcasting Union
Guidelines for broadcasters, (Preservation and Reuse of Film Material for Television; EBU-Tech 3289, 2001 May).
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Washington,
Digital Projects and Developing Technologies in Music & Media
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
Preservation of Recorded Sound,
Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis
Preservation Science Survey
Business Models for Digital
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?
Preservation of Recorded Sound Materials, Gilles St.
Laurent, National Library of Canada Music Division Research and Information
Vidipax: Magnetic Tape
Richard Hess personal web site
Graham Newton web site
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.
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
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
Indiana University Library
Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound
The Recorded Sound and Video Collection of the National Library