Sound Directions: Digital Audio Preservation and Access for Global Audio Heritage

Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation

This publication presents the results of research and development carried out by the Sound Directions project with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the U.S. Each chapter in this document is divided into two major parts: a preservation overview that summarizes key concepts for collection managers and curators, followed by a section intended for audio engineers, digital librarians, and other technical staff that presents recommended technical practices while summarizing our findings and experience.

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The appendices to the publication provide additional technical detail for those interested. There are five appendices:

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