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Hello, all,

Peter Kurilecz posted this following article to the Society of American 
Archivists listserve:

http://bit.ly/1DZo1Yn

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.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xena_%28software%29

Hence the subject of this post. When did FLAC files become the go-to 
standard? It appears that the XENA Wiki confirms this:
http://sourceforge.net/p/xena/wiki/Setting_up_the_audio_plugin/

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.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,

Richard
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