Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New CLIR report on digitization of analog material

Capturing Analog Sound for Digital Preservation: Report of a Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices for Transferring Analog Discs and Tapes

Abstract (http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub137abst.html):

"This report investigates procedures to reformat sound on analog carriers to digital media or files. It summarizes discussions and recommendations emerging from a meeting of leading audio preservation engineers held January 29–30, 2004, to assess the present state of standards and best practices for capturing sound from analog discs and tapes.

This report is one of several studies that CLIR is undertaking on behalf of the Library of Congress and the National Recording Preservation Board."

There is an online executive summary.

It is available for download as a PDF or can be purchased through CLIR

The next report (the engineers' second meeting) on how to preserve files in the digital domain will be coming out shortly.


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