Spring 2023

INF 392L Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Unique ID: 28554


06:30 PM - 09:30 PM  UTA 1.502
In Person


Study of audio recording through a chronological examination of the development of recording; basic care and preservation of recordings; economics of audio preservation; and stability concerns of modern media.


Description: An introduction to the preservation of audio including:

- A chronological examination of the development and history of recording

- A study of issues in the care and preservation of recordings

- The economics of in-house vs. "outsourced" audio reformatting

- Study of methods to create digital surrogates

Objectives: This class will introduce students to the preservation of sound
recordings. Students will gain an understanding of:

- The various types of sound recordings and formats

- The Administration of Audiovisual Archives

- Current best practices and methods for preserving recordings

- Standards for archival methods of storage and retrieval

- The professional communities and organizations involved with the
preservation of sound recordings

How will I learn?

This class will consist of readings, discussions of the readings, lectures,
guest lectures from the authors of the articles and from the profession.

A recent sample syllabus can be found here:


Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate degree seekers in the School of Information during registration periods 1 and 2.
Remaining seats will be made available to outside students on January 6. Interested non-iSchool students may request a seat reservation by completing this Registration Support Questionnaire.