Digitizing Analog Audio Resources

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Digital audio is a well-established technology and analog audio playback capabilities are rapidly disappearing. How will libraries and archives with aging audio collections navigate this transition and preserve their sonic treasures? This one-day workshop outlines the challenges for libraries as they transfer their analog audio resources to newer digital technologies.

Topics include:

  • Analog audio carriers: their identification and characteristics
  • Audio collection surveys
  • Properties of analog and digital sound
  • Equipment requirements for playback and digitization
  • Audio digitization guidelines
  • Files for archiving and access
  • Metadata
  • Working with audio vendors

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that for audio, digitization is preservation
  • Identify common analog carriers and recognize potential avenues of deterioration
  • Identify possible risks in playing carriers
  • Understand the role of collection surveys in prioritizing audio materials for preservation
  • Define properties of analog sound and outline how it is converted to digital audio
  • Describe components required for digitizing audio from different audio carriers
  • Review copyright laws pertaining to sound recordings
  • Discuss metadata requirements for digitized audio

Target Audience:
Library and technical staff new to digital audio


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

Technical Requirements:
Visit Adobe's detailed requirements page for an in-depth list or run a system and connection test on your computer now.

Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Bill Walker - walker@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4

January 24 - 25, 2018

10:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 165.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 200.00

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