Methods and Technologies for Digital Preservation of Analog Audio Collection

by Coope, Jeremy Todd

Abstract (Summary)
This paper is a consideration of some of the challenges libraries and other institutions face in the digitization of analog audio collections for preservation and access. The intent of this study is to demonstrate that such an existing analog audio collection can be digitized, described, stored, and preserved using currently available and emerging technologies. Consideration was accorded to a broad range of topics related to the creation of enduring digital audio collections. It is hoped that this effort will illuminate possible paths to successful preservation of audio collections while also vastly improving access to them. Furthermore, the study will demonstrate that libraries and other institutions that possess similar multimedia assets may have access to effective and economical means of transforming isolated and moribund materials into persistent, valuable, and widely available multimedia documents.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Stephanie W. Haas

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:digital libraries digitization projects preservation and access audio video data recordings speech


Date of Publication:11/23/2004

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