Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Gower Pub. Co., c1990.
Book — xi, 288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
What are sound archives?-- acquiring sound archives-- copyright and public access-- documentation-- accommodation, equipment and facilities-- conservation of sound archives. Appendices: NSA general code of practice on the storage, handling and playback of recordings-- MAD2 format for the description of sound archives-- NSA code of practice for transforming "acetate" discs-- noise reduction-- NFSA corporate plan-- NFSA selection and acquisition policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings. (source: Nielsen Book Data)