INF 392L Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting
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:
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.