SC-03-06 meeting, Online, 2020-10

Report of the meeting of the SC-03-06 Working Group on Digital Library and Archive Systems, held online, 2020-10-06.

Chair Nadja Wallaszkovits called the meeting to order.

Since this was a restart of the group after a 10 year hiatus, the minutes of the last meeting were not considered relevant.

The agenda was approved as written.

In attendence were Richard Cabot, Nadja Wallaszkovits, Kaylie Ackerman, David Andrews, Gordon Reid, Dagmar Boss, Anthony Kuzub, and Jonathan Broyles.

Projects assigned to this group but not mentioned here had no action requested or required - see for details.

The Standards Manager noted that project AES-X217 has been started in SC-02-01 to specify the performance of converters used for archiving audio recordings. It will specify minimum performance levels and the measurement methods for verifying that performance. The project is driven by Chris Lacinak of AV Preserve.

Open Projects:

AES-X120 Liaison with International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives IASA
Both the chair and Gordon Reid think that formal cooperation should be restarted and would be excellent. The chair noted a request from IASA guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects This document is more than 10 years old and needs to be updated. She reviewed the contents and discussed some of the sections which need review. We can co-ordinate with IASA and create an updated version of the document.


The group felt that liaison with SC-03-12 on forensics and SC-03-07 on the handling of sound recordings would be appropriate.

American Recorded Sound Collectors (ARSC) could also be an appropriate liaison. Kaylie has some experience with them.

Anthony Kuzub will pass along information about this group (SC-03-06) to the CBC archiving department. He suggested liaisons with the Advanced Media Workflow Association and SMPTE.

New projects

No new projects were proposed.

New business

No new business was raised.

The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 150th Convention, to be held either face-to-face or online in May 2020.

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