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 content.  


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)


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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 considerations

·         Access needs, preferences and functional requirements of tools

·         Preservation choices and expectations

·         Accessing/storing digital audio in the ADR, now and in the future


If you would like to attend this round table, RSVP to Rose at [log in to unmask]


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