Embedded descriptive metadata is still somewhat murky for audio
applications: very dependent on the digital file format used, so you may
well end up augmenting the embedded metadata with a database or spreadsheet.
Where ever possible, leverage and augment the in-house arrangement and
descriptive resources, imposing arbitrary cataloging systems will tend to
strip these collections of their in-house context. Remember the goal is to
create an archive, not a library.
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
National Archives and Records Administration
On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 8:57 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> YOU make sense, but my question is apparently off the mark. I will muddle
> long with the present system and just follow the guy’s instructions.
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Jan 10, 2018, at 5:28 PM, Marie O'Connell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi Lou,
> > Archivally speaking, there needs to be metadata for both the audio and
> > content descriptions so that they 'shake hands' with each other and are
> > findable.
> > I am presently using three Excel spreadsheets we designed to capture the
> > metadata for the analogue carrier, digital carrier and Title records.
> > three link back to the unique accession number.
> > Having a clear & logical numbering system is a must.
> > Hope I make sense to you!
> > Cheers
> > Marie
> > On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> ??? My issue is organizing the audio, not data. Perhaps an definition of
> >> archives is in order?
> >> The founder, owner, executive director, fundraiser, bookkeeper, host and
> >> interviewer, Justine, has her own database of information, which she
> >> not share as she doesn’t know how to make a view-only link for
> >> She does not excel in any of the above roles! :-/
> >> <L>
> >> Lou Judson
> >> Intuitive Audio
> >> 415-883-2689
> >> On Jan 10, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>> Which are useless to archives without metadata.
> >>> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 4:11 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>> No database, these are audio files.
> >>>> <L>