Spring 2023

INF 392L Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Unique ID: 28554


06:30 PM - 09:30 PM  UTA 1.502


Study of audio recording through a chronological examination of the development of recording; basic care and preservation of recordings; Preservation of audio archives; and stability concerns of audiovisual 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: https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ischool.utexas.edu%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fwebform%2Fsyllabi%2FINF%2520392%2520Intro%2520to%2520Audio%2520Preservation%2520Syllabus%2520Spring%25202022.docx


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.