audio preservation

Audio Archives 101: Identification, Organization, Preservation

11 May 2011
Los Angeles, USA

The Education and Training Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections presents:

"Audio Archives 101: Identification, Organization, Preservation."
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., during the 2011 ARSC Conference (May 11-14).

Preserving Endangered Audio Media - Rethinking Archival Strategies for Conservation of Analogue Audio Carriers

9 Jun 2011 to 10 Jun 2011
Berlin, Germany

Preserving Endangered Audio Media – Rethinking Archival Strategies for Conservation of Analogue Audio Carrier

ILKAR is funded in the framework of KUR – Programme to Preserve and Conserve Mobile Cultural Assets, an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of German States

Berlin, June 9-10th, 2011

!!!Deadline for papers extended until March 31th, 2011!!!

Wir akzeptieren auch Abstracts auf Deutsch!


New report on recorded sound preservation in the USA

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published "the first comprehensive, national-level study of the state of sound recording preservation ever conducted in the U.S.". Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress, the 169-page report, titled The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age, may be ordered or dowloaded here:

Digital preservation workshop London 26 November PrestoPRIME

We're all producing audiovisual files, but has anyone ever seen one? Where do they live? Can you point to one? Will you flip a switch or click on an icon and find nothing but a puff of smoke, or an error message? Do you know about the encoding and metadata inside the file, and the wrapper around it all? Do you know how to deal with 'compression' (data reduction) - when to avoid it, how to live with it, how to escape it, and what the roadmap is for your own audiovisual files?


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