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Audio Preservation: Start Your Research

This site suggests resources for research and practice in audio preservation and restoration.

Top Resources

Find Articles

An excellent place to start when looking for articles about audio research and preservation is the the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Journal. This semi-annual, peer reviewed publication serves to document the history of sound recording and includes original articles on many aspects of research and preservation, including: biography, cataloging, copyright law,current research, discography, technical aspects of sound restoration, etc. ARSC also publishes a newsletter.

The following research databases are additional places to find articles about audio research and preservation:

Find Books & More

Use UW Libraries Search to search the catalog for books and other content relating to audio preservation. Alternatively, see the selected bibliography below and the many resources curated by topic in this guide.

Selected Bibliography

These general resources offer starting points for audio preservation research. Explore the curated resource lists organized by topic on this guide for many more.