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Technical services


The Swiss National Sound Archives has a sophisticated digital archive, which satisfies all the requirements, in terms of security and continuity, of the international standards. This service is particularly attractive for private individuals or small archives that have neither the means nor the critical mass to purchase and maintain an archive of their own of this type.



The cost of this service amounts to CHF 315.00 / TB / month. The smallest unit of calculation is 10GB, regardless of its content. An example of a calculation, with audio documents, follows:

The user stores in the archives of the Swiss National Sound Archives 500 hours of recordings of CD quality (44.1 kHz, 16 bit). The space necessary for the high-resolution files is around 296GB, the compressed files for the users need around 25GB, the metadata plus 500 640x640px images in jpeg format need another 3GB. As a total we therefore have 324GB - the cost of the archiving service will therefore be CHF 100.00 per month.

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