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Research Article

The Safeguard of Audio Collections: A Computer Science Based Approach to Quality Control—The Case of the Sound Archive of the Arena di Verona

Figure 1

(a) The oldest recording in the historical section of the Arena archive, dated July 30, 1968. It is a performance of the “Trovatore” by Giuseppe Verdi, featuring Leyla Gencer as Leonora and Carlo Bergonzi as Manrico. On the box and on the reel, the label with the document signature can be seen: the progressive number is one. (b) A view of the audio laboratory setup during the REVIVAL project inside the Arena archive. Several tape recorders can be seen (two Compact Cassette players on the desk and a Studer A-812 behind them) and the A/D-D/A device (under the Compact Cassette players on the desk). On the shelves in the background, some reel-to-reel recorders can be seen. Always in the background, a storage room is visible through the open door, while on the left side is the precision incubator for thermal treatment of magnetic tapes.
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(a) The oldest audio recording of the archive
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(b) The audio laboratory in the archive

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