Please respond to Lara, the orginal poster or to the list, and not to me. I am just forwarding this request.
Peter Hirsch

Head Archivist for Music and Recorded Sound
Wilson Processing Project
The New York Public Library
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>Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 08:52:05 -0600
>From: Lara Friedman-Shedlov <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: transferring audio material
>If anyone has had experience with companies that transfer audio media from
>one format to another, I would appreciated some advice/references. In the
>YMCA Archives we have some home-recorded 78s dating from 1933. Playing
>these records apparently requires a special needle which is hard to find.
>The research I have done so far suggests that reel-to-reel tapes are still
>the tried & true medium as far as long-term preservation goes, and we would
>also like to make copies on CDs for easy access by researchers.
>My Internet searches have turned up lots of companies that are in the
>business of transferring LPs to CD, but most seem to be aimed primarily at
>individuals who want to transfer their private collections for easier
>access. I am particularly interested in hearing about companies that a) can
>handle the home-recorded 78s b) can transfer to reel-to-reel as well as CD,
>and c) have worked with archives, museums, or other organizations to which
>preservation (not just access) issues are key.
>Thanks in advance,
>Lara Friedman-Shedlov
>Kautz Family YMCA Archives - University of Minnesota
>Lara D. Friedman-Shedlov
>Kautz Family YMCA Archives
>University of Minnesota
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