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Audio Archival Handbooks
Old 30th November 2017
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Audio Archival Handbooks


ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation - free PDF

Capturing Analog Sound for Digital Preservation: Report of a Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices for Transferring Analog Discs and Tapes

Sound Directions Best Practices for Audio Preservation - free PDF

Sound Recordings Procedure Manual - free PDF (direct link)

The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age - free PDF (direct link)

Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation: Strategies and Solutions (Indiana University) - free PDF (direct link)

IASA-TC 03 Safeguarding the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy - free PDF

IASA-TC 04 Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects - free web edition. PDF is $15 for non-members.

IASA-TC 05 Handling and Storage of Audio and Video Carriers - free web edition. PDF version is $10 for non-members.

Audio and video carriers - Recording principles, storage and handling, maintenance of equipment, format and equipment obsolescence

Audio Format Characteristics and Preservation Problems - free PDF (direct link)

Proper Care and Handling of Audio Visual Materials

Archival Formats Audio Guidance

ES22-1997 (s2012): AES recommended practice for audio preservation and restoration - Storage and handling
free for AES members. $50 for non-members.


IASA Cataloguing Rules


Embedding Metadata in Digital Audio Files

Embedding Metadata in DPX Files Guidelines

The PREMIS Data Dictionary and its supporting documentation is a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing preservation metadata in digital archiving systems.

EBUCore Metadata Specifications provides the framework for descriptive and technical metadata for use in service orientated architectures and audiovisual ontologies for semantic web and linked data developments.

DublinCore is an open organization supporting innovation in metadata design and best practices across the metadata ecology.

PBCore is a metadata schema designed for sound and moving images.

Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library, expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium.


Broadcast Wave Format

AS07 MXF Archive and Preservation Format

Digital Moving-Picture Exchange (DPX)

Format Descriptions for Sound

Archive eXchange Format (AXF) - ISO/IEC 12034-1:2017

Archive eXchange Format (AXF) - ST 2034-1:2014 - SMPTE Standard

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PDF compiled over the years, containing almost every verified Playback Equalisation Curve for LPs, 45rpm, and 78rpm.

This is also available in a Numbers document, if required. The forum doesn’t support attaching Numbers documents.

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