I'll sure look forward to hearing the results.
ds



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> List members may be interested to know that the British Library has been
> digitising and restoring part of its ethnographic wax cylinder collection,
> which dates from 1898 and includes recordings from Africa, India,
> Australia and the United Kingdom. The collection was initially transferred
> to DAT by British Library Sound Archive staff Peter Copeland and Will
> Prentice. Two copies of each DAT have now been made on CD-R; one archive
> copy (a straight "warts and all" clone from the DAT), and one cleaned-up
> playback copy. The project began in June 2003 and is now complete. A total
> of 753 cylinder recordings have been processed. A selection of these will
> be available for listening via the "Collect Britain" page on the British
> Library's website later this year.
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> My own role in this project has been the restoration of the recordings
> using our own "Mousetrap" Disc Processor for groove wall selection (based
> on the Packburn Audio Noise Suppressor) and SADiE with CEDAR plug-ins
> including the rather groovy CEDAR Retouch.  Anyone interested in the
> restoration process is very welcome to contact me.
>
> Clare Gilliam
> Ethnographic Wax Cylinder Project
> British Library
> 96 Euston Road
> London NW1 2DB
> Tel. +44 (0)20 7412 7426
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> British Library website: www.bl.uk
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