INF 392L - Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Fall 2017
Unique ID: 28440
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Cunningham, Sarah
Room: UTA 1.212
Days:  Tue
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Description: An introduction to the preservation of audio through:

- A chronological examination of the development and history of

- 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

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