Hi-as many of the Alliance members know, the CDP had an IMLS grant
several years ago-the Sound Model grant which many of the Alliance
members participated in.  The content is currently accessible through
Heritage West, and is stored on servers hosted at DU.  The grant created
Best Practices for Digital Audio which are used nationwide, those Best
Practices are available on the BCR website for anyone to use.  The
content was converted for many of the participants by Safe Sound Audio
and for others by AirShow Mastering.  In the last 6 months, BCR has
entered into agreements with both of these organizations, which provides
discounts off their standard pricing.


As part of the IMLS National Leadership grant that BCR submitted in
partnership with the MetaArchive and which the ADR is a partner on, we
will be providing a long term preservation solution for the Sound Model


Leigh Grinstead and I have been following much of the national
activities on digital audio and video and we are hosting a Free Friday
forum on September 11th at 10am with Ann Blonston of AirShow mastering
on Digital Audio Project in today's economy: a case for partnerships.  


Liz Bishoff, Director

Digital and Preservation Services

BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)

14394 E. Evans

Aurora, CO 80014-1408

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800-397-1552; 303-751-6277, x141; 303-751-9787 (f)



From: The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries List ALLIANCE-L
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Subject: Round Table: Digital Audio: Access, Preservation, and
Expectations (9/11/09)


Please excuse multiple postings:


Digital Audio: Access, Preservation, and Expectations  round table will
be held on September 11, 2009, 9:00 AM in the  Alliance Conference Room.

Discussion topics include, but not limited to:


*         Current audio/digital audio collections in the libraries and
on campuses

*         Vendor-supplied audio collections and open access content

*         Access needs, preferences and functional requirements of tools

*         Preservation choices and expectations

*         Accessing/storing digital audio in the ADR, now and in the


If you would like to attend this round table, RSVP to Rose at
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The CO Alliance is located at 3801 E.Florida Ave. Ste #515 just north of
I-25 and Colo. Blvd exit. Off street parking available on Jackson street
west of Florida. 


Rose Nelson

Systems Librarian

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries


303-759-3399 X103 fax 303-759-3363