AES Technical Committee

Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries

Chair:    David Ackerman      Send Email
Chair:    Nadja Wallaszkovits      Send Email
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

Audio preservation work draws on a wide range of skills and understanding including proper reproduction of legacy recorded sound formats, digital and analog audio recording, digital editing, systems testing for quality control, and technical and administrative metadata. The committee seeks to be a resource to the AES membership by disseminating information about these and other topics related to the archiving and preservation of audio carriers and the information, sometimes referred to as 'essence',  therein contained.

The committee recognizes that audio preservation is not necessarily an 'end of life'  process for audio objects but rather is a set of principles and procedures that can be applied from the time of creation for any given audio object. This is immediately relevant in a world of "born digital" audio. The committee is therefore interested in providing educational meetings and publications which we hope will benefit AES members involved in diverse segments of the audio industry.

Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2019-3-22     Minutes TC ARDL Meeting AES 146th Convention, Dublin, Ireland
Description: Minutes TC ARDL Meeting AES 146th Convention, Dublin, Ireland

2018-10-18     Minutes TC ARDL Meeting AES 145th Convention, NY, USA
Description: Minutes

2016-2-17     Minutes TC ARDL Meeting 139th AES Convention New York, USA
Description: Meeting notes

2015-10-30     Minutes TC ARDL Meeting 138th AES Convention Warsaw, Poland
Description: Minutes TC ARDL Meeting 138th AES Convention Warsaw, Poland

2015-10-30     Minutes TC ARDL Meeting 137th AES Conventiom Los Angeles, USA
Description: Minutes TC ARDL Meeting 137th AES Conventiom Los Angeles, USA

2013-10-17     AES 135 TC ARDL Minutes 2013, New York, NY
Description: Minutes of 135th TC meeting

2013-10-17     AES 133 TC ARDL Minutes 2012, San Francisco, CA
Description: Fall 2012 Meeting Report

2008-10-5     AES 125 TC ARDL Minutes 2008, San Francisco, CA
Description: Meeting Minutes from the 125th AES - 2008, San Francisco, CA

2008-9-25     AES 121 TC ARDL Minutes 2007, NYC
Description: Meeting Minutes from the 121st AES - 2007, NYC

2006-3-2     AES 119 TC ARDL Minutes 2005, NYC
Description: chairman's minutes

2001-5-29     AES 110 TC ARDL Minutes 2001, Amsterdam
Description: chairman's minutes

Technical Report:

2008-9-25     2007 Report on the State of Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries
Description: This document was originally drafted as part of the AES routine reporting effort from the Technical Committees, known as "EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN THE AREAS OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEES OF THE AUDIO ENGINEERING SOCIETY". These reports are collected by AES and published in the journal. Due to physical space limitations in the journal this original report was reduced to just one section in the November 2007 issue. Posted here is the report in full.


2001-7-27     unesco resolution
Description: TEXT of the draft UNESCO RESOLUTION on DIGITAL PRESERVATION Proposed by the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) The Hague, June 2001

2000-11-30     mission.doc
Description: Mission statement for the TC on Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries.

Committee Members

 Anders Dramstad  Bill Allen  Boris Nevraou 
 Dave Seubert  David Ackerman  Dietrich Schuller 
 Duane Wise  Elizabeth Cohen  Franz Lechleitner 
 George Brock-Nannestad  Gordon Reid  Jim Wheeler 
 Joe Patrych  Kevin Bradley  Kunimaro Tanaka 
 Lars Gaustad  Lucy Launder  Michale Brod 
 Nadja Wallaszkovits  Paul McManus  Richard Hess 
 Siegbert Herla  Ted Sheldon  W.A. Deutsch 
 Wieslaw Woszczyk  William Shea  Wolfgang Krafft 
 George Massenburg  Chris Chambers  Scott Smith 
 David Julian Gray  Jan P Andrews  Brad McCoy 
 Nicholas Bergh  John Strother  Chris Lacinak 
 Philip Esterhazy  Gary Louie  Peter Alyea 
 Lawrence A Appelbaum  Marcos Sueiro  John Spencer 
 Charles van Winkle  Alex Kosiorek  Matthew Barton 
 Daniel Sbardella  Bruce Whisler  Sarah Cunningham 
 Thor Legvold  Andrew Kimpton  Bruce Gordon 
 Tom Erbe  Carlos A Cuevas Calonge  John B. Narus 
 Jack Walker  Michael Murphy  Greg Polci 
 Gerry Lawson  Carl Nilsson  Howard Kaufman 
 Max Reifsteck  Andrew Hines 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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