Dear IASA and ARSC lists members,
Please forgive us for the following first-time posting bit of
self-promotion - we hope justified by the need for the interested people
to prepare their records before travelling - and for any cross-posting.
BRING YOUR OWN DISC to the IASA/JTS 2019 conferences in Hilversum !
INA - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel - is proud to offer an
opportunity to scan your unplayable analogue audio disc(s) using our
brand-new optical Saphir scanner. Simply bring your record(s) with you,
and come to us in the exhibition area of the IASA/JTS 2019 conferences
in Hilversum, we will scan them in front of you and deliver to you, free
of charge, the audio signals extracted from those records. We intend to
work from September 30th to October 4th on a first-come first-served
basis. Do not limit yourselves to just one record: depending on the
number of requests, we may be able to scan typically up to five records
per participant. We should be able to play cracked and/or delaminated
lacquers, coloured or dis-coloured, broken discs even with missing
chunks, matrices and stampers... No risk for the record, protected by a
glass plate. Signal quality will depend very much on record condition;
fair quality can be expected from a record relatively free of exudates.
Heavily delaminated records will take some effort and time. But just
pack - with care - come, and try !
If you cannot come but know someone not in lists who could be
interested, please pass the message along.
Saphir page is http://recherche.ina.fr/eng/Details-projets/saphir/.
If you have any doubt or question, do not hesitate coming back to me, I
will be pleased to help as much as I can.
Jean-Hugues Chenot, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
28 av. des Freres Lumiere, 94366 Bry sur Marne Cedex, France
Tel 33(0)1 4983 2964, Fax 33(0)1 4983 2582, Email [log in to unmask]