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ARSCLIST January 2018

Subject:

Re: Archiving audio help.

From:

Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:16:22 -0800

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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>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> On Jan 10, 2018, at 3:33 PM, Matthew Sohn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Lou, What software are you using for your database?If you use Access,
> you can create a relational database which connects together individual
> tables of records. Assign a control number to each tape and create tables
> for different aspects of the recording. You can then create search queries
> that pull the data you want from each database and create reports
> customized however you choose.The trick is to design the database so that
> it is as flexible as possible.Here's a link to a basic description of
> Access:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGXYjBC8hGI -Matt Sohn
> >
> >    On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:36 PM, Mickey Clark <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >
> > The filing system needs to be consistent and logical. I use a terabyte
> hard
> > drive to store my 'working files' i.e. - if I have existing work by an
> > artist, it then has a SKU number. I use that number E:\Working\016
> Amelita
> > Galli-Curci . If it is not in a current or past project I would store in
> > E:\Working\Opera\Soprano\Galli-Curci Amelita\ then the audio.    If I
> have
> > done a final edit with my current Hi-def process I add a code (HD) to
> know
> > that I can use that audio at any time and know that it is ready to go.
> Caro
> > Nome-ELECTRIC-HD would then tell me that it is not the acoustical
> version. I
> > also use take numbers in the title.
> >
> > E:\Working\Classical Instrumental\Piano\Samaroff Olga      keeps
> reliance on
> > my memory to a minimum.
> >
> > Sometimes these files sit for years until I use them so the codes remove
> > second-guessing . - Mickey Clark
> >
> >
> > Mickey Clark
> > 710 Westminster Avenue West
> > Penticton BC
> > Canada
> > 250-462-7881
> > V2A 1K8
> > http://mcproductions.ca
> > 1-250-462-7881
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lou Judson
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:12 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Archiving audio help.
> >
> > Hi all ARSC-listers. I am on this list as part of my work is transferring
> > audio tapes for occasional clients. I am not an archvist or a library
> > person. I’ve been an audio engineer for over 50 years in various
> capacities.
> >
> > Since 1973 I have been engineer for a radio nonprofit that does
> interviews
> > for public radio (and now podcasts which is “the new radio”). I
> post-produce
> > an hour-long program each week, and restore from tapes our old programs
> for
> > continuing distribution. The interviews are good and document the
> progress
> > of the cultural institutions known as the consciousness movement, science
> > and social changes here in California. We consider them documentary
> material
> > of a niche of humanity in the process of discovering itself.
> >
> > One of our team has taken it upon himself to be the archivist and
> manager of
> > the library of thousands of hours of programs. He is a brilliant person,
> > perhaps too much so, and keeps devising various ways of organizing the
> audio
> > archives so they can be preserved and accessed for “retail” and podcast
> > distribution. He has found many ways to origanize it, and keeps changing
> it
> > according to his latest bright idea. I get confused trying to keep up
> with
> > the latest scheme and file organization. We keep adding material from
> tapes
> > that has never been digital before. We have abnout 1500 hours now and
> there
> > may be 3 to 4 thousand hours in toto.
> >
> > Many of you are professionals at this, and I know there must be
> standardized
> > methods of organizing audio files that don’t need to be reinvented
> > constantly!
> >
> > How can I find out what these methods are, and suggest to him how to keep
> > the audio archives we have organized and accessible to future
> generations?
> > We are both around 70 and going to school for library science is not an
> > option. Online links would be fine, and/or personal knowledge from some
> of
> > you would be valuable!
> >
> > Thanks for any pointers and suggestions!
> >
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson
> > Intuitive Audio
> > 415-883-2689
> >
> >
> >
> >
>



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