We cooperated with the National Film Board of Canada in developing quality
criteria for CD-R discs, and would be pleased to help if we can.
Media Sciences, Inc.
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 12:06 PM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Preservation project
> Hi Folks,
> We are launching a preservation project in collaboration with Harvard
> University that some of you might find of interest. We welcome comments,
> suggestions and questions, particularly from this group. Short
> description below, in the press release-ese that I am obligated to use.
> The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music and the Archive of
> World Music at Harvard University have been awarded a grant from the
> National Endowment for the Humanities for a collaborative research and
> development project designed to create best practices, examine existing
> best practices and test emerging standards in the digital preservation
> of critically endangered archival audio recordings. It is the
> second-largest grant amount among the NEH's most recent awards for
> research and development projects.
> The "Sound Directions: Digital Preservation and Access for Global Audio
> Heritage" project will:
> 1. Develop best practices and test emerging standards for audio
> preservation in the digital domain;
> 2. Produce digital audio preservation packages that are
> interoperable-that can be exchanged and read by each other's
> preservation repositories;
> 3. Establish at each university digital audio preservation systems that
> will enable this work to be carried into the future;
> 4. Preserve critically endangered, highly valuable, unique field
> recordings of extraordinary national interest.
> Project partners include the Indiana University Digital Library Program
> and the Office for Information Systems at Harvard University.
> To learn more about the Sound Directions project, or to send us
> comments, go to http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/sounddirections/.
> Mike Casey
> Coordinator of Recording Services
> Archives of Traditional Music
> Indiana University
> (812) 855-8090
> Co-chair, ARSC Technical Committee