The Henri Temianka Audio Preservation Lab


The Henri Temianka Audio Preservation Lab, named for the renowned violinist and leader of the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony, was recently opened in a ceremony attended by Dr. Daniel Temianka, the composer’s son. The Lab is a state-of-the-art audio preservation facility¬†with two studios created to preserve the unique audio materials held by the University of Santa Barbra Library and migrate them to digital formats. The preservation of physical materials – tapes, records, discs, even paper goods like letters, photographs, business documents – has become of paramount importance to historical and cultural archives. The digitization ensures such physical materials will be preserved and universally accessible for many years to come.