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Tuesday, September 19 • 11:30 - 12:00
Mass Digitization of 78rpm Records with the Internet Archive

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[Note: this is the same presentation that has been accepted for presentation at ARSC, however, B George may not be in Berlin]
The Internet Archive has started to digitize its 78rpm collection by working with George Blood. Over 10,000 sides are done and preserved on archive.org. As we complete another 10,000 we’re planning for 400,000 sides. Now the fun begins!
The goal is to help move forward digitization and signal processing technologies as well as to help the public explore now obscure music and musical styles. Please bring ideas.
Are there other individuals and institutions that want to digitize their 78rpm collections - by using the same high quality workflow and pricing - resulting in the Internet Archive hosting the results?
If others will donate their 78's, the Internet Archive will pay to digitize them (if within scope and not duplicative), return copies of the digital files, and preserve the digital files and physical discs. Our goal is to assemble the best 400,000 sides that we can. Do you know of people that might be interested?
We are looking to improve the metadata and discovery. Can we link to and from discographies, to and from Wikipedia, and other resources? Much more needs to be done on this. Help us make this an audio component to the rich research resources for 78rpms.
This talk will start with status and reserve time for discussion on how others might want to participate. 78's rule!

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Bruce Gordon

Audio Engineer/Media Preservation Services, Harvard University

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George Blood

Owner, George Blood Audio/Video/Film
George Blood has worked in classical music production since receiving his bachelor's degree in Music Theory from the University of Chicago in 1983. While recording live concerts (from student recitals to opera and major symphony orchestras) since 1982, he documented over 4,000 li... Read More →
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Brewster Kahle

Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest librar... Read More →

Tuesday September 19, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 1 (Auditorium, off the Lower Foyer) Lansstraße 8, Berlin, Germany

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