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|One line summary||The identification and validation of esoteric audio file formats.|
|Detailed description|| Little-used, esoteric and proprietary audio file formats present a significant challenge in securing and preserving digital content. Without support from common and current software tools, the validation of audio files relies on the success of transcoding; which, in turn, depends on the accuracy and error reporting of software used for conversion.
|Issue champion|| Adam Tovell
|Possible approaches||The addition of signatures to the Pronom, allowing identification with Droid. Creation of new Jhove modules.|
|Context|| British Library Sound & Vision
|Collections|| User-generated audio field recordings