I would like to start working with museums and libraries in digitization
projects. My main interest is in archiving and digitization of 78rpm
records, wax cylinders, and other long obsolete formats. Unfortunately, I
have no formal training in this. I have a lot of experience in recording,
audio/video, and both analog and digital formats (informal experience). I
have some knowledge of electronics, programing, and meta-data issues. I have
also read up on (and practiced) digitizing my own 78s. Does anyone have any
advice for me about how to get on the job training or formal education in
this field? What sort of experience and accreditation are institutions
looking for when they hire an individual or small company to
digitize/archive their collections? What kind of experience/accrededation do
companies specializing in data transfer usually require from potential
employees? Are there any possibilities for on the job training? Internships?
Do you know of specific programs/certification/degrees that I should
Just to give you some background, I have 2 bachelors of science: mathematics
and Russian literature/language. I also have a masters in the latter.
I would really appreciate any advice you guys have for me. Thanks!!!