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AES49-2005 (s2012): AES standard for audio preservation and restoration - Magnetic tape - Care and handling practices for extended usage
Printing Date: 2010-10-28
Publication History: Pub. 2005, Reaffirmed 2010; Stabilized 2012.
Abstract: This standard provides recommendations for the care and handling of magnetic tape in order to optimise the life of the medium and its recorded content. It covers analog and digital tape and includes tape made for audio, video, instrumentation and computer use.
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