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[ARSCLIST] Prefered format for digital archiving?

I know this is a loaded question but...

Is there an accepted standard format for audio files that are to be digitaly
archived on a server of some sort? By this I mean a format that does not entail
condensing and/or any other manipulations that would in any way affect my
ability to go back, open up, and have access to "the whole thing". I'm not
talking about simply saving, let's say, a Pro Tools session en masse but rather
a file format that retains as much of the "sound" information as possible. Not
the session itself. I'm asuming that these are completed sessions. Also, I'm
not concerned with things like CD-Rs, etc; though I obviously would like to
preserve the ability to make them again later.

My guess is that we're talking about either a WAV or AIFF files, no?

Thanks in advance,
Brandon Burke

Brandon Burke
Graduate Research Assistant
Digital Library Services
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
phone: (512) 495-4439
email: bburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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