Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee

November 2001 meeting of SC-03-06

[Last printing 16 March 2002] Report of the meeting of the SC-03-06 Working Group on Digital Library and Archive Systems of the SC-03 Subcommittee on the Preservation and Restoration of Audio Recording, held in conjunction with the AES 111th Convention in New York, New York, US, 2001- 11-30

The meeting was convened by T. Sheldon, chair of the SC-03-06-A Task Group on Metadata for Audio. The agenda and the report of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved.

Current development projects

AES-X98 Review of Audio Metadata

D. Schuller urged the importance for audio engineers to be involved in developing descriptive metadata. A discussion brought out the need to harmonize the approaches of knowledgeable people in different fields, for example, librarians, broadcast archivists, audio specialists, taking into account different organizations and their needs (for example, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Scandinavian A/V Metadata Group). The group affirmed the goal of working toward a harmonized definition of descriptive and administrative metadata for audio.

W. Sistrunk reviewed the PTD on descriptive metadata for audio posted in August, suggesting revisions to incorporate approaches from the Scandinavian A/V Metadata Group and the EBU. She will make revisions in the light of the discussion and post new PTD on the WG FTP site.

D. Ackerman presented ideas on administrative metadata, specifically core audio metadata and processing history metadata. He will prepare two PTDs in the light of the meeting discussion and place them on the WG FTP site.

AES-X99 Transfers to Digital Storage

No action was taken.

AES-X100 Asset Management

No action was taken.

AES-X120 Liaison with International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

No action was taken.

New projects

No project requests were received or introduced.

New Business

There was no new business

The next meeting is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the AES 112th Convention in Munich, Germany.

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