Preserving the Sound of History: An Introduction to Archiving Sound Recordings

Preserving the Sound of History: An Introduction to Archiving Sound Recordings
Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $200 institutional members; $125 myMETRO members; $300 nonmembers
Register for this workshop.

This two-day workshop assumes minimal prior knowledge of sound archiving. The workshop will briefly review the physics of sound and how it is captured (in analog and digital); survey the most common carriers of sound recordings and their preservation strengths and weaknesses; translate digitization specifications into “library-speak”; weigh the options for digital storage; discuss metadata standards (or the lack thereof); plan for migration; and review current initiatives in the field.

The presenter, George Blood, has worked in classical music production since receiving his bachelor’s degree in Music Theory from the University of Chicago in 1983. He has presented papers, served on panels, and lectured at the Society of American Archivists, the National Recording Preservation Board, the American Library Association, and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Aleksi Merilainen, Training Coordinator, at 212-228-2320 x 19 or amerilainen@metro.org .

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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