Here are a few of the many starting points this newbie found helpful:
1.) IASA Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio
Objects: Can order from http://www.iasa-web.org/
2.) Audio Archiving Resources page -- links to all sorts of information:
3.) The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials:
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> I'm undertaking some research on how to preserve and what it would take
> to make new digital recordings from the original ¼" reel-to-reel acetate
> recordings from the 1950s-60s, so we can have the recording accessible
> to research.
> Does anyone have a reference for me to go to for steps?
> Does anyone know the where I can get the machines for the baking process
> and to play the reels?
> Thanks much in advance for any references and information you have.
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Institute of Jazz Studies
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