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Tech: Preserving Audio Collections - Course

26 Sep 11 - 10:29 AM (#3229256)
Subject: Tech: Preserving Audio Collections - Course


From: Ruane, Tom
Email: Tom.Ruane@BL.UK

Subject: Understanding and preserving audio collections: 3 day course

Date: Monday, 26 September, 2011, 12:45
***apologies for cross-posting***

Understanding and preserving audio collections

3 day course, British Library, London

7 - 9 November 2011

From the end of the 19th century, sound recordings have documented some of the most significant events in culture, science and history.

Custodians of audio collections are faced with the challenge of maintaining access to our priceless audio heritage, but with so many formats, from wax cylinders to the latest audio file formats, there is a risk that recordings on obsolete and fragile formats may be lost.

Understanding and preserving audio collections will guide you through collection management and preservation strategies, with an emphasis on digitisation for preservation and access.

The main areas covered by the 3 day course are:

*    Analogue audio carriers and technology
*    Digital audio theory
*    Collection level overviews
*    Working with audio files
*    Archival principles for audio material

The course has been developed for people with responsibility for creating, managing and using audio collections.

Whilst no hands-on experience is necessary, it is useful to have identified a collection to which the theory and practical elements of this course will be applied in order to get the most from it.

Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Tel: +44(0)20 7412 7612
Fax: +44(0)20 7412 7796


29 Sep 11 - 05:35 AM (#3230977)
Subject: RE: Tech: Preserving Audio Collections - Course
From: GUEST,Audio to text

If you had some audio collections better you can transcribe it by using the transcription service company. visit- Audio to text, Transcription Services.

29 Sep 11 - 06:28 AM (#3230990)
Subject: RE: Tech: Preserving Audio Collections - Course
From: Richard Bridge

Very worthwhile.

29 Sep 11 - 11:03 AM (#3231107)
Subject: RE: Tech: Preserving Audio Collections - Course
From: Mr Red

I was interested until I saw LONDON, and the cost - 510 GBP.

My interest is in video (see Mudcat thread on archiving but I have a project in my back pocket to preserve a 9.5mm cine film. A playlette done by my father who died when I was 9 months old.

I am looking at a guy in NZ who does work for the Tolkien Films (etc) to transcribe. If the cost is not exorbitant then the prospect of 30 minutes of TIFFs at 14 fps - mounts up to er um (thumbs & toes as well) 25000 files.

Um.............. I am having doubts now.