Hello, all,

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

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.

Any thoughts?


Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
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