Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration - Paper Submission Deadline

Dear folks of the Library, Archives and Museum IPFS topics,

I include the following in case anyone is interested in proposing a paper about IPFS in archiving.

The papers submission deadline for the [2018 AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration has been extended to FEBRUARY 11, 2018.

Paper co-chairs Konrad Strauss and Toby Seay would like to invite you to submit a paper proposal for inclusion in the 2018 AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration to be held at the US Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper, Virginia from June 28 - 30, 2018.

This conference will bring together audio engineers, scientists, music industry, librarians, and archivists to exchange experiences, ideas, and research dedicated to the preservation of the world’s recorded sound heritage. We welcome proposals for work in any area of audio archiving, preservation, and restoration, and related sciences. See the list of proposed topics as well as proposal guidelines at the conference website.

Call for Papers:
Proposal deadline: February 11, 2018
Acceptance emails: March 18, 2018
Finished papers: April 15, 2018

Papers Co-Chairs: Konrad Strauss and Toby Seay
Join us this summer and add your voice to the collective wisdom.

This conference proposes to further the science and practice of audio archiving, preservation and restoration by offering attendees an opportunity to learn about and experience the following topics:

Physical/object based preservation & material science
Handling and storage of audio carriers
Mechanical vs. optical transfer
Magnetic media
Digitization and restoration of obsolete formats
Preservation issues for emerging high-end audio formats
Preserving legacy professional formats
Multi-track tapes and obsolete digital formats
Storage and access technology
Current state and future development of digital archives
Role of archives in preserving commercial audio
Aesthetic considerations in digital restoration
Public - Private collaboration for preservation and access
Considerations for archiving in preserving commercial audio, collaborative performance, virtual reality, and born digital assets
Preserving & Restoring the Les Paul Archive
CollectionTour of the NAVCC facilities (
Information, Deadlines and Registration at:
Our conference committee brings ample experience and industry bona fides within the academic, scientific and professional audio archiving, preservation and restoration communities.

John Krivit - Conference Chair, Past President, Audio Engineering Society
Nadja Wallaszkovits - Program Co-Chair, Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, President-elect, Audio Engineering Society
David Ackerman - Program Co-Chair, Harvard University
Brad McCoy - Facilities Chair & Liaison to the Library of Congress, US Library of Congress NAVCC
Bruce Gordon - Conference Treasurer, Harvard University, IASA
George Massenburg- Advisory, McGill University, National Recording Preservation Board
Elizabeth Cohen - Advisory, National Recording Preservation Board
Toby Seay - Papers Co-Chair, President, IASA
Konrad Strauss - Papers Co-Chair, Indiana University
Jessica Thompson - Marketing & Social Media Chair
“Archiving, Restoration and Preservation? What better place to do it than at the Library of Congress facilities that do it. If you are in this field, join us and add your perspectives and experiences. If you are considering this field, learn the science and craft and meet folks doing it at the highest level. If you are a mastering engineer, is this not a perfect set of experiences to up your game and diversify your client list? This AES conference is not to be missed.” Alex Case, Past President, AES