Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
***Does an organization exist that can
oversee such a task without klutzing it up with too many initial
***And would that organization be the AES, ARSC, SAA or some other
entity, perhaps one hosted and overseen by the preservation office
of the LOC? The more I think about it, the more I feel the mission
of the host should be preservation, one that has a visceral
understanding of audio issues.
Is this not the charge of the National Recording Preservation Board at
the Library of Congress? The National Recording Preservation Act of
2000 created this Board to (1) assess and study the state of audio
preservation in the US and to (2) develop best practice standards for a
comprehensive national audio preservation program.
I know they have put out a few reports recently:
http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub137/contents.html. It seems this
Board should be covering much of what has been discussed in this
thread. Does anyone know of their current progress?
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