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AES Archiving Event Kicks Off Tomorrow

Key topics to include preservation and restoration best practices.

Culpeper, VA (June 27, 2018)—The AES’s sold-out Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration event will kick off tomorrow at the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, running through Saturday.

For the event, the AES and Library of Congress are fielding a variety of experts representing corporate and national archivists, media companies, libraries, historical societies, labs, post-production professionals, universities and more. They expect attendees will see every facet of the archiving industry while being part of a forum to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to heritage digital and analog media formats.

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The conference will feature a wide range of presentations, academic papers and panel discussions focused on the latest strategies and technologies for protecting audio assets as the industry rapidly evolves.

Making a Mountain Out of Media

Helping make the event happen, Iron Mountain Inc. Entertainment Services signed on as a Platinum Sponsor. “We are enormously grateful to Iron Mountain for their support and for lending their voice to the dialogue about audio archiving, preservation and restoration,” stated John Krivit, conference chair, 2018 AES Conference on Audio Archiving Preservation & Restoration.

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“Having key Iron Mountain personnel like Kelly Pribble participate alongside other experts like Jack Douglas and George Massenburg in important panels like ‘The Challenge of Archiving Multitrack Recordings’ is so critical for attendees because of all of their knowledge and the amazing work that they do. When it comes to archiving, preservation and restoration, Iron Mountain is a critical player and leads the way.”

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Greg Parkin, vice president, North America, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, stated, “AES continues to bring important issues to the forefront, and this conference is a perfect example by addressing best practices in archiving, preservation, restoration and the transfer of film and audio. Working closely with AES and other organizations like the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, who also share our vision relevant to the preservation and archiving of their most valued works, is monumentally important to our clients and all attendees of this conference. We are glad to lend our knowledge and expertise to this critical topic.”

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