Recent Efforts Toward Collaborative Preservation of Recorded Sound

Title:
Recent Efforts Toward Collaborative Preservation of Recorded Sound
Authors:
Smith, Jeremy A.
Abstract:
Since their initial development in the nineteenth century, recording technologies have presented a unique opportunity for documenting sonic expressions of cultural and historical significance. A variety of preservation challenges, however, have combined to threaten the long-term availability of many of these valuable resources. The passing of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-474) helped to draw significant attention to these challenges, while inspiring a number of publications and projects that have begun to articulate constructive opportunities for a path forward. A consistent theme among these works is the benefit of coordination at the national level for accomplishing broad-scale audio preservation. This article describes several such coordinated efforts, with a focus on the recent initiatives from the Internet Archive to build a shared music library. While substantial challenges remain, coordinated efforts such as these create the potential for increasing the efficiency of audio digitization efforts by decreasing the duplication of work that is undoubtedly occurring at present at the national level.
Citation:
Smith, Jeremy A. 2016. "Recent Efforts Toward Collaborative Preservation of Recorded Sound." Notes 72(3): 484-489.
Publisher:
Music Library Association
DATE ISSUED:
2016-03
Department:
Conservatory Library
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1353/not.2016.0001
Additional Links:
https://muse.jhu.edu/content/crossref/journals/notes/v072/72.3.smith.html
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/617321

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jeremy A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T12:28:13Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-21T12:28:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-
dc.identifier.citationSmith, Jeremy A. 2016. "Recent Efforts Toward Collaborative Preservation of Recorded Sound." Notes 72(3): 484-489.en
dc.identifier.issn1534-150X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/617321-
dc.description.abstractSince their initial development in the nineteenth century, recording technologies have presented a unique opportunity for documenting sonic expressions of cultural and historical significance. A variety of preservation challenges, however, have combined to threaten the long-term availability of many of these valuable resources. The passing of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-474) helped to draw significant attention to these challenges, while inspiring a number of publications and projects that have begun to articulate constructive opportunities for a path forward. A consistent theme among these works is the benefit of coordination at the national level for accomplishing broad-scale audio preservation. This article describes several such coordinated efforts, with a focus on the recent initiatives from the Internet Archive to build a shared music library. While substantial challenges remain, coordinated efforts such as these create the potential for increasing the efficiency of audio digitization efforts by decreasing the duplication of work that is undoubtedly occurring at present at the national level.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMusic Library Associationen
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/not.2016.0001-
dc.relation.urlhttps://muse.jhu.edu/content/crossref/journals/notes/v072/72.3.smith.htmlen
dc.subject.departmentConservatory Libraryen_US
dc.titleRecent Efforts Toward Collaborative Preservation of Recorded Sounden_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNotesen
dc.identifier.volume72en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage484en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Notesen
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