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*Using FADGI’s ADCTest for Quality Control in Audio Digitization Workflows*

*October 21, 2021*

*11am-12pm EDT; 3pm-4pm UTC*



*Registration is free and open to all. Follow this link to register: *
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_19bYKPYiRe2gufwM1LWUOQ

This webinar will be recorded with captions and made available on the FADGI
website after the event.



*About this event*

ADCTest is a free Windows-based open source software application that tests
and reports on audio analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in accordance
with FADGI established low cost test and performance methods (
http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/audio-visual/documents/ADC_Low_Cost_performGuide_2017-09-30.pdf).
The app was designed for everyone from archivists to audio engineers,
generating its own test signals and providing users with simple pass/fail
reporting along with more detailed results for advanced users. ADCTest
comes preloaded with FADGI guidelines and parameters but is also
customizable to meet the needs of specific institutional standards for ADC
performance. The 2021 version of ADCTest includes a stand-alone signal
generator to better support outsourced digitization through the use of a
stimulus file.



*Topic To Be Covered*

In one hour, the panelists will address the value of consistent testing
protocols for digitization equipment, an overview of FADGI’s Low Cost ADC
Performance Testing Guidelines and a demo of the updated ADCTest
application now with a built-in signal generator which is especially
helpful for outsourced audio digitization. This will be followed by Q&A.
All the products discussed by Panelists are available at no cost and with
defined open licenses.



To submit topics and questions for the panelists in advance, please email
Kate Murray by October 19, 2021: [log in to unmask]



*Download ADCTest*

You can download ADCTest at any time but it is not required to do so to
participate in the webinar.

   - Windows version: 0.2 version 303 (ZIP) (
   http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/ADCTest/ADCTestSetup-0.2.303.zip
   )
   - ADCTest on GitHub (https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/ADCTest)
   - ADCTest user guide, including a change history:
   https://bit.ly/ADCTest-User-Guide



*Who Should Attend*

Anyone who works with audio digitization including those with in-house
digitization capabilities, those who outsource digitization to external
vendors, and commercial vendors working on digitization contracts.



*Presenters/Hosts*

   - Kate Murray, FADGI/Library of Congress
   - Rebecca Chandler, AVP



Kate Murray is a Digital Projects Coordinator in the Digital Collection
Management and Services at the Library of Congress where she leads the
Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) Audio-Visual Working
Group and the Sustainability of Digital Formats website. Previously, Kate
worked at the US National Archives and Records Administration specializing
in standardizing and documenting moving image and audio formats. Previous
affiliations include the University of Maryland, Emory University,
University of Cape Town and NYU. Kate is a member of AMIA (Preservation
Committee co-chair 2010-2013), IASA (Technical Committee member) and SMPTE
along other professional organizations. In 2019, she received one of the
inaugural JTS Awards for outstanding contributions to the technology of the
audiovisual archiving field. She is an Executive Board member of the
Digital Preservation Coalition and received her undergraduate degree in
Medieval Literature from Columbia University and her MBIBL from the
University of Cape Town.



Rebecca Chandler is a Senior Consultant at AVP. Since joining AVP in 2013,
Rebecca has specialized in collection assessments, facility planning,
technology selection and implementation, and digitization technologies and
operations. Before joining AVP, Rebecca worked as a post-production audio
engineer at Sony Music Studios, Creative Group, and Broadway Video. She has
consulted with the Library of Congress, JFK Presidential Library and
Museum, New York Public Library, Smith College, National Geographic
Society, and Harvard University. Rebecca serves as the President of ARSC
and is a member of SAA (Past Newsletter Editor and Steering Committee
member, Recorded Sound Section), NEA (Past Steering Committee member,
Moving Image and Recorded Sound Roundtable), Archivists Round Table of
Metropolitan New York (Past Director, Membership Committee), and IASA. She
received her BM in Music Technology from New York University and her MLIS
from Pratt Institute.