Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting: Fall 2014


Sarah Cunningham


University of Texas at Austin


Fall 2014


An introduction to the preservation of audio through:

  • A chronological examination of the development and history of recording
  • A study of issues in the care and preservation of recordings
  • The economics of in-house vs. “outsourced” audio reformatting
  • “Hands-on” projects to create digital surrogates

Required Textbook:

Sterne, Jonathan. 2003. The Audible Past: Cultural origins of sound reproduction.
Morton, David. 2004. Sound recording: The life story of a technology.

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