Spring 2020

INF 392M Advanced Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Unique ID: 27785


Exploration of changing concepts in the nature of audio information in different formats, issues of access within the context of preservation, criteria for prioritization of materials to be reformatted, considerations in invasive versus minimal restoration, and study of rare formats.


Instructor: Sarah Cunningham Office: Audiovisual Archive LBJ Library 2313 Red River Office Hours: by appointment (512) 721-0156 Unique number: 27445 Course Time: Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 Classroom: UTA 1.212 Instructor email: shcunningham@mail.utexas.edu Description: An advanced survey of the preservation of audio and the management of audio preservation programs including: - Examination of how select national and local AV archives are organized - Review of audio preservation literature - Overview of methods used to appraise and catalog recordings - Copyright issues pertaining to the preservation and access of historical recordings - Role of vendors in the preservation of collections - "Hands-on" methods used to digitize audio materials for preservation Objectives: This class will build upon the foundation of the Introduction to Audio Preservation class. Students will gain an understanding of: - Management of sound archives - How to plan, manage and digitize a collection of audio recordings - What to look for when surveying an audiovisual collection - Current best practices and methods for preserving recordings - Each Student will be responsible for the processing, preservation and digitization of a collection of audio recordings and a write –up of the project.


Graduate standing and credit or registration for Information Studies 392L.