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PARS Recording Media Discussion Group

From: Stephanie A. Lamson <salamson<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008
Recording Media Discussion Group
American Library Association Annual Conference
Hilton Anaheim, Manhattan Room (4th floor)
Anaheim, CA
Sunday, Jun 29, 2008
10:30 am - 12 pm

10:30-10:35  Introductions


    Authenticity of digital files is a fundamental concern in
    preservation.  But what if the file isn't correct to begin with?
    What if the data leaving the analog-to-digital converter isn't
    properly written to the file?  In hundreds of tests, commonly
    used hardware and software were found to fail this simple task
    over 85% of the time.

    George Blood of Safe Sound Archive shares their findings and
    test procedures, how you can tell, what you can do about it, and
    the implications for preservation.


    Discuss ALA PARS proposed restructuring of discussion/interest
    groups, particularly the proposed consolidation of the Recording
    Media DG and Reformatting DG to form the Digital Conversion
    Interest Group.  Solicit volunteers for chair/co-chair.


    Following up on Midwinter, discuss and begin to create an agenda
    of audio preservation concerns.  Agenda topics for Midwinter

Stephanie Lamson
Assistant Preservation Librarian
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA  98195-2900

Katie McCormick
Interim AUL for Special Collections
Reference Archivist and Coordinator for the Oral History Program
J. Murrey Atkins Library
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

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