Rikki Don't Lose That NUmber

Franklin, Ron
May 2005
Mix;May2005, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p58
The article focuses on the collective audio heritage--those uncounted hours of recordings on tape, acetate and disc accumulated as a species. A lot of thought has been given to these recordings by some very smart people, and there are guidelines in place from well-respected organizations. The activities of standards organizations are important in guiding the choices made by these and other groups that have a mandate to preserve this information. In any archive, there will be the media itself, generally referred to as the "essence"--such as digital audio or video--and the metadata, or "data about the data." Archivists and engineers from several major collections provided insights into which formats are used to preserve audio and metadata.


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