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Digital storage file systems and topologies

Filed under: archival practices,audio,data storage,video — 2008-03-04 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2008-04-15 by

Once again, an interesting post on Jill Hurst-Wahl’s Digitization 101 Blog. She started by discussing tape backup issues. In the comments, I discussed my solution of using multiple spinning disks. Another commenter, Ike, provided an extensive review of file system options and his opinions on what works (and doesn’t) for long-term storage. Ike’s comment is fascinating and has lots of food for thought. Here is the post. (more…)


TAPE Project Audio Tape Digitisation Workflow

Filed under: archival practices,reels — 2008-03-06 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2008-04-15 by

The Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe (TAPE) Project has just published an excellent Audio Tape Digitisation Workflow document here. It is authored by Juha Henriksson of the Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive and Nadja Wallaszkovits of Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences. It is aimed at the newcomer but still addresses all of the major points without being overwhelming. (more…)



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