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
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This is a full-day course.
Continuing Education Credit
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