Converting tapes and other fagile media to digital audio files is almost a trival matter today.  But what format should be used for long term storage? What metadata should accompany the files?  How can or should they be accessed?

Thinking about using compressed prorietary formats or a reduced interchange metadata format? Wondering how much work will it intail to create an open standards based audio archive?

The ResCarta Toolkit can help build a true audio archive. With Broadcast Wav format, Library of Congress audioMD and MODS metadata, checksum validation over time and an almost instant website to allow for discovery and access; the ResCarta Toolkit is your answer to organize your audio history.