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Does anyone have a direct contact with the Alan Lomax Archive. They
report on a broken glass disc that can surely be rescued using Irene
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On the webpage at:

http://research.culturalequity.org/home-radio.jsp

"..., The Man Who Went to War, was written by Langston Hughes and
starred Canada Lee, Paul Robeson, and Ethel Waters. Alan Lomax helped
select the music. Bridson described this as one of the most popular
programs he ever had on the air, “being heard by millions on its first
broadcast alone” (Bridson, 1971, p. 111). Sadly, the glass masters for
the program were accidentally broken before they could be preserved on
tape."

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The Atlantic on IRENE

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/how-a-machine-in-the-basement-of-the-library-of-congress-is-saving-the-history-of-recorded-sound/372723/

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NEW HOPE FOR DAMAGED AUDIO MEDIA:
WNYC 1943 Radio Broadcast on Broken Glass Transcription Disc
Successfully Imaged at NEDCC with IRENE.

NEDCC is beginning to wrap up the pilot project for the IRENE Audio
Preservation grant. The Center was able to use radio transcription
discs from the New York Public Radio Archives to test the IRENE
system's ability to retrieve sound from broken media.

READ MORE:
http://www.nedcc.org/audio-preservation/irene-blog/2014/06/20/damaged-media/

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Chris B.