IASA Guidelines on the production and preservation of digital audio object has a time factor chapter



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Fra: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] På vegne av Shai Drori
Sendt: 23. november 2015 08:15
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Emne: Re: [ARSCLIST] Process suggestions for digitizing a very large quantity of 78s.

Dear Joel
Disclaimer first: I have a studio that deal with digitizing analog media to digital files, but this is not a plug for my services (although you are more than welcome to contact me off list).
Of all the media types out there, the one that can not be masses digitized are the early records. The setup time for each record is different and takes much longer than the actual playing time. This is one station where there is one operator per playing device, unlike cassettes or reel to reels where I can have one operator controlling several playing devices. If you have that many records to digitize you will need a large staff and many stations. From my experience you do not need to wash all records. Usually, most records are actually quite clean and need just a good dusting.
Gotta go but will be glad to answer follow up questions.

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:58 PM, Joel Bresler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear friends:
> Apologies for cross-posting...I'd be interested in hearing from list 
> members who have worked on teams digitizing very large numbers of 78 
> rpm recordings (tens of thousands) or who have read good articles and 
> reports on teams undertaking same. I am particularly keen to learn 
> about techniques and process flows that "work" for large-scale 
> production that would be impractical logistically or economically for 
> smaller quantities.
> I would also value opinions on whether it is important to wash all the 
> disks first, or a process for determining which have to be washed for 
> best results.
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
> Best,
> Joel
> Joel Bresler
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