SC-03-02 meeting, San Francisco, 2008-10

Meeting of the SC-03-02 Working Group on Transfer Technologies of the SC-03 Subcommittee on the Preservation and Restoration of Audio Recording, held in San Francisco, CA., US., 2008-10-03

The meeting was convened by Standards Manager M. Yonge.

The agenda and the report of the previous meeting, held in Amsterdam, 2008-05-18, were approved as written.

Development projects

AES-X064: Test methods and materials for archival mechanical media
Project scope: Production of a limited series of a test record set including a re-edition of the IEC PUB 98 coarse-groove 78-RPM test frequency record and a lateral-cut geometrical and level test calibration record, with adequate technical and historical documentation and instructions for use in calibrating a playback system.

Assigned to: SC-03-02, Initiated: 1997
Intent: Information document, Target: 2008
Current goal: Status report, Goal date: 2008-06

No action requested or required.

AES-X106: Styli shape and size for transfer of records
Project scope: to identify the mechanical part of the interface between a mechanical record and an electrical signal representative of the intended information stored by the mechanical record. The standard will propose a set of guidelines to ensure optimal retrieval of the recorded information in various groove systems used in mechanical recording.

Assigned to: SC-03-02, Initiated: 2000-02
Intent: Information Document, Target: 2008
Current goal: PWD, Goal date: 2008-12

The draft of 2008-07-17 was edited further in the meeting. Some details specific to the US experience were added. Secretariat will post an amended draft to the working group as soon as possible.


There were no other liaison issues.

New Projects

No new projects were received or proposed.

New business

The meeting was delighted to hear that Eric Jacobs has agreed to become the US vice chair of this working group.

The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 125th Convention in San Francisco, CA., US, 2008-10.

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