[WEB4LIB] digitizing speech and sound
wiggins at mail.com
Sun Dec 31 15:12:21 EST 2000
Do you mean you have a variety of existing source materials, from reel-to-reel to CD, that you now want to digitize for Internet distribution?
Or do you mean that you are launching a new audio project, and you are thinking of what media to use for capturing and archiving?
Analogous to our previous thread on images of scanned documents, there's basic format choices as to how you will archive your digital audio, versus how you will distribute it.
You might check out the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State (http://www.lib.msu.edu/vincent/) and the new National Gallery of the Spoken word(http://www.ngsw.org/). They are taking thousands of historical recordings and digitizing for Web distribution. Their methods might apply if your emphasis is conversion of existing materials. If you can't find what you need on the Web, send me private mail and I'll put you in touch with the right folks.
I also highly recommend Jay Rose's column in DV Magazine, available on the Web at http://www.dv.com/howto/#audio. He also wrote a very good book on the subject. This is more along the capture side.
Good luck, let us know what you end up doing, and happy 2001.
From: Hillary <htheyer at pacbell.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at webjunction.org>
Sent: December 31, 2000 2:44:25 AM GMT
Subject: [WEB4LIB] digitizing speech and sound
Does anyone have a good summary of the technological options for digitizing speech and sound for the Internet? I am thinking of everything from reel-to-reel tape, cassettes, vinyl records, to compacts discs. I am researching everything separately, but if someone has done a project in that area, I would be very interested in hearing from you!
htheyer at pacbell.net
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