Wow, this is great! A radical approach: ask others who do it!

Will check it out. Thanks.

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On Mar 16, 2014, at 2:21 PM, Thom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Lou,
> I don't have a simple answer. But I hope some of my thoughts will help.
> You can intuit a lot by looking at the PBCore metadata standard,
> especially in the technical metadata for instantiations. Any system
> made for the broadcast industry should at least minimally comply with
> PBCore. Look at the elements under PBCoreInstantiation. PBCore is the
> standard for the American Archive. Another project set up to help
> independent audio producers and stations in a digital cloud format is
> the Pop Up Archive, which is working with the Internet Archive for
> public collections of audio.
> You should join and ask people on the AIR listserv [The Association of
> Independents in Radio], where there are lots of audio producers. They
> have more definite thoughts if they're working in the public radio
> ecosystem.
> A lot of new producers rely on essays and resources provided by Transom.
> The style manual for public radio, which includes common practices for
> logging, editing, and managing audio files is found in the latest
> edition of Sound Reporting by Jonathan Kern (Chicago: The University
> of Chicago Press, 2008).
> Hope that helps some.
> Best,
> Thom
> Thomas Pease
> Library of Congress
> (not speaking for it, though)
> & Volunteer Classical Music Host/Producer, WTJU (Charlottesville, VA)
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 5:05 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi. I joined in this list as part of my work is transferring tapes to digital for occasional clients, and lots of you do this. I have no big record collections, just too many CDs of music overflowing! and my old collection of a few hundred Lps. :-)
>> I also work with an independent radio interview program, post-producing remote raw interviews into formatted hour long programs, and we are seeking a way of archiving the digital files for the future. We have a person who is a very good organizer, and he is designing (and constantly re-designing!) a file system to our various levels of materials. I'd like to find some industry guidelines so that I do not keep feeling I am bowing to his nitzy detailed systems. It seems to be so quirky that I would like something to compare it with.
>> We have:
>> - raw original recordings, split for the 2 or more voices,
>> - intermediate edited versions, basically cleaned up,
>> - Masters, mixed and processed for broadcast,
>> - and various delivery files: WAVs for retail CDs, MP3s for buyers and radio and MP2s for network radio distribution.
>> Is there a system that is industry standard for organizing digital audio files?
>> Thanks for any pointers or advice!
>> <L>
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> 415-883-2689