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Below you will find a list of books relating to historical, technical, biographical and collectable aspects of the music industry and sound recordings. Click on a book's title to view more details.

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The Edison Disc Phonographs and the Diamond Discs
by George L. Frow


Building a National Strategy for Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving
by National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress

Capturing Analog Sound for Digital Preservation: Report of a Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices for Transferring Analog Discs and Tapes
by Council on Library and Information Resources

Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists
by Fred R. Byers

Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives
by June M. Besek

Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis
by Virginia Danielson, Elizabeth Cohen, Anthony Seeger

Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects
by IASA Technical Committee-Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies, Ed. by Kevin Bradley

Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives
by John W.C. Van Bogart

Preservation Science Survey: An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials
by Henk J. Porck and René Teygeler

Reglas de Catalogación de IASA
by International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Translation Ed.: María del Pilar Gallego Cuadrado

Survey of Reissues of U.S. Recordings
by Tim Brooks

Survey of the State of Audio Collections in Academic Libraries
by Abby Smith, David Randal Allen, and Karen Allen

Task Force to establish Selection Criteria of Analogue and Digital Audio Contents for Transfer to Data Formats for Preservation Purpose
by International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Ed. by Majella Breen, Gila Flam, et al

The IASA Cataloguing Rules
by International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Ed. by Mary Miliano

The Safeguarding of the Audio Heritage: Ethics, Principles and Preservation Strategy Version 3
by IASA Technical Committee - Standards, Recommended Practices and Strategies, Ed. by Dietrich Schüller


Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
by Robin D. G. Kelley


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