The Library of Congress, working with the assistance of the Council on Library and Information Resources, is in the final stage of editing the proceedings of the recording engineers roundtable that Graham mentioned. The publication will appear shortly, and will be the first in a series of publications related to the Library's mandate under the National Recording Preservation Act to develop a national sound recording preservation program in consultation with the National Recording Preservation Board and key constituents in the field. Below is a draft outline (still subject to revision) of the table of contents of the engineers roundtable. - Introduction The Preservation Challenge: Changing Technologies for Recorded Sound Addressing the Challenge of Preserving our Audio Heritage - Summary of Meeting Discussions Mitigating Deterioration of the Original Analog Carrier Obtaining an Accurate Transfer Best Practices for Digital Conversion/Considering a Sampling Standard The Human Touch Versus Automated Transfer Creating Metadata - Recommended Procedures for Transferring Analog Audio Tape and Analog Audio Disc for Digital Output, with Participant Commentary - Recommendations - Conclusions Gregory Lukow, Chief Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division The Library of Congress Phone: 202-707-5840 Fax: 202-707-2371 Email: [log in to unmask] >>> Eric Jacobs <[log in to unmask]> 02/22/05 2:38:37 PM >>> Have the results of the Washington meeting been published or made available in any form to the general preservation community? Eric Jacobs The Audio Archive ---- Original message ---- >Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:05:34 -0500 >From: Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]> >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Preservation project >To: [log in to unmask] > >"Casey, Michael T" wrote: > >> We are launching a preservation project in collaboration with Harvard >> University that some of you might find of interest. > >Save yourselves some time and money that could well be applied elsewhere and >contact the Library of Congress. > >They invited 20 or so well known restoration engineers come to Washington a >year ago in January, and we spent two days discussing the issues involved and >agreed upon techniques and standards that could be applied by almost any >institution, down to most individual conservators. > >There is not much point to re-invent the wheel unless you are proposing to >revise what was established at that meeting. > > > >... Graham Newton > >-- >Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com >World class professional services applied to tape or phonograph records for >consumers and re-releases, featuring CEDAR's new CAMBRIDGE processes.