Diane O. Ota
34 W. Woodbridge Rd.
North Andover, MA 01845-3818
-------------- Original message from George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>: --------------
> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> Daniel Weiss commented
> > >
> > > The Library of Congress, in an effort to preserve its collections of
> > > recorded sound, is now evaluating a prototype device to extract sound
> > > from phonograph records through digital imaging.
> > Probably a similar approach:
> > http://www.eif.ch/visualaudio/
> ----- actually no. VisualAudio relies on an intermediate carrier, a large-
> format black-and white film sheet. Reproduction occurs by scanning and
> conversion to digital image, but that is truly two-dimensional from the film.
> I.R.E.N.E. is so far two-dimensional, but directly from the flat record.
> Preservation-wise VisualAudio is much quicker, because the film becomes the
> secondary medium and it does not need to be scanned and digitized until
> needed. Access-wise you obviously need the digitization in a modern world.
> Kind regards,