Peter Kurilecz posted this following article to the Society of American
It is about Harvard using forensic techniques to image obsolete media
and then extract the data.
One interesting piece of software was mentioned: XENA from the National
Archives of Australia. The Wikipedia article states:
MP3, WAV, AIFF, and OGG formats are converted to FLAC files.
Hence the subject of this post. When did FLAC files become the go-to
standard? It appears that the XENA Wiki confirms this:
At one point (many years ago, DSpace software (or at least the Univ of
Toronto implementation thereof) converted audio to MP3. I hope they have
changed their practice.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.