Preserving recorded sound
April 18, 2006 9:46 PM   Subscribe

In this interesting fpp about the 2005 National Recording Registry, 'audio experts' are quoted as saying "too few people have the skills to preserve many at-risk analog sound materials." Where would one obtain these skills?

In a similar vein, are there 'user groups' or online communities devoted to this topic?

I've personally developed some interesting (at least to me) methods of digitizing vinyls and tapes, both old and new; it's a passion of mine. If I could leave working in IT in favor of preserving and restoring our worlds audio treasures I'd be the happiest guy in the world!
posted by starscream to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
These people are huge into audio preservation:
Association For Recorded Sound Collections

Good luck! Tons of stuff need to get off of LP, magnetic tape, etc.
posted by Gerard Sorme at 10:27 PM on April 18, 2006

The problem while that there are few people with the skills to preserve it, there are even fewer with the money to pay people to perserve it.
posted by bigmusic at 10:46 PM on April 18, 2006

It is probably a lot less about what you know than who.
posted by b1tr0t at 12:16 AM on April 19, 2006

>Where would one obtain these skills?

Library school!

Some stuff to get you started here and here.
posted by MsMolly at 5:45 AM on April 19, 2006

Thanks guys, these are great links :)
posted by starscream at 4:23 PM on April 19, 2006

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