SC-03-06 meeting, Online, 2022-05

Report of the meeting of the SC-03-06 Working Group on Digital Library and Archive Systems, held online, 2022-05-05.

Chair Nadja Wallaszkovits called the meeting to order.

The formal notice on patent policy was read.

The agenda was approved as written.

There were no comments on the report of the previous meeting, held online, 2021-05-13.

In attendence were Richard Cabot, Gorden Reid, Bruce Olson, Toby Seay, Fred Morgenstern, Paul Treleaven, Abhimonyu Deb, Andy Rosen, Kaylie Ackerman.

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

Open Projects:

AES57-R Review of AES57-2011 (r2017), AES standard for audio metadata - audio object structures for preservation and restoration
scope: To collect information on all metadata issues pertaining to digital audio objects and all aspects of the digital documentation of digital audio objects. This scope includes field structures to describe and provide access to the audio content contained in digital files. It includes transfer, preservation and restoration information.

The group decided to review and prepare a revision until the next meeting in connection with the fall Convention. It was discussed, that the revision should be in accordance with the new document X255 Implementation of a recommended workflow for the creation and archiving of digital archival materials from professional audio production formats.

AES-X255: (D255) AES Guidelines for Audio Preservation and Restoration - Digital Archiving of Professional Audio Production Formats
scope: Implementation of a recommended workflow for the creation and archiving of digital archival materials from (analogue but also digital) professional audio production formats, such as: Multichannel - multitrack, Quadraphonic formats (tape and disc), Noise reduction systems, and Surround sound.

The core group working on this document is meeting bi-weekly and has a fruitful ongoing advancement with developing this document.


AES-X120 Liaison with International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives IASA
This liaison is ongoing.

Liaison with AES SC-03-12 Working Group on Forensic Audio
The group SC-03-12 did not express actual urgent needs concerning their X253 Collection Guidelines for Forensic Audio. Meetings are regularly attended by members of SC-03-06, an informal liaison is ongoing.

New business

No new business was raised.

The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 153rd Convention, to be held online in October 2022.

AES - Audio Engineering Society