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ERIC Number: EJ905734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Building Digital Audio Preservation Infrastructure and Workflows
Young, Anjanette; Olivieri, Blynne; Eckler, Karl; Gerontakos, Theodore
Computers in Libraries, v30 n9 p24-28 Nov 2010
In 2009 the University of Washington (UW) Libraries special collections received funding for the digital preservation of its audio indigenous language holdings. The university libraries, where the authors work in various capacities, had begun digitizing image and text collections in 1997. Because of this, at the onset of the project, workflows (a metadata implementation group for help with schema development, storage architecture, schedules for backup, and procedures for recovery) were already in place. In addition, ResearchWorks Archive, an institutional repository built on the DSpace software platform, has been in place since 2003. Building a digital collection for noncommercial audio recordings, however, required additional infrastructure and workflows: In addition to the established workflow for metadata creation, recordings needed to be converted from analog to bitstream format. Also, a staging and ingest plan for the digital files and associated metadata had to be developed. This article addresses the development of this new infrastructure and workflow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington