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Publication: Audio and Video Carriers (2008)

The TAPE project has issued an overview of audio and video carriers by Dietrich Schuller of the Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences. The text systematically describes recording principles, storage and handling, maintenance of equipment, format and equipment obsolescence, for each type of carrier, and includes a list of recommended reading. It provides a solid, non-technical introduction for all those professionally managing sound and video collections.

The overview is a full text version of presentations used in TAPE workshops by Dietrich Schuller and Albrecht Haefner. It is available at http://www.tape-online.net/docs/audio_and_video_carriers.pdf

The TAPE project, Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe is supported by the Culture 2000 programme of the EU.

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