INF 392L - Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27620
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Cunningham, Sarah
Room: UTA 1.502
Days:  Tue
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm

Graduate standing.

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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

An introduction to the preservation of audio through:
– 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
– “Hands-on” projects 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
– Current best practices and methods for preserving recordings
– The professional communities and organizations involved with the preservation of sound recordings
– Methods to predict the future of the field

Prerequisites – None

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