Music DATs

Investigator: Lenora Schneller, Music Library

Preservation Fund, 2017

The Cornell Music Library houses the master recordings of the Music Department’s performances from 1985 to 2004, a large number of which are stored on obsolescent digital audio tapes (DAT). The preservation of these unique performances by Cornell faculty and students, along with internationally renowned guest musicians, is paramount as they are fragile and susceptible to degradation.