0. Ethical considerations

This document is not a Code of Ethics for all aspects of sound archiving. It covers, however, the ethical consequences resulting from the technical aspects of recording, preserving and accessing sound documents within the framework of the technical development offered by today’s market situation.

The guiding principles of this document can be summarised by the following statement:

Preservation enables us to provide our successors with as much of the information contained in our holdings as it is possible to achieve in our professional working environment. It is the responsibility of an archive to assess the needs of its users, both current and future, and to balance those needs against the condition of the archive and its contents.