These recordings were part of a web site on Edison motion pictures and sound recordings that LC put on American Memory, a project for which I was the team leader. The recorded sound part of the presentation can be found at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edsndhm.html#eddiscs. This presentation was done a long time ago (11 years or so!), but I believe that sound engineer Larry Appelbaum transferred the discs to DAT tape in the LC Recording Lab. Hussein Hassan and Marc Dudley, who were working on the digital end of the project at that time, used Sound Forge 4.0 to digitize the recordings at 22,050 Hz, 16-bit mono. The Real Audio files were then made from the WAV files.
I don't work in MBRS any more so someone else will have to answer whether the Library plans to put any more Diamond Discs online.
Karen C. Lund
Digital Project Coordinator
Library of Congress
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>>> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> 11/19/2009 7:21 AM >>>
Hello ARSC/LOC folks:
I found this area of the LOC website with a bunch of Edison Diamond Disc audio:
Are there other directories with more DD transfers? Have more DD's been transferred but are not
available online? If so, will they be available online, and when?
Finally, were all of the WAV files in the above directory created the same way? Can someone with
first-hand or similar knowledge describe the transfer process?
All answers much appreciated!
-- Tom Fine