Update on IRENE Audio Preservation at NEDCC
Are you interested in the preservation of America's
endangered recorded sound collections?
Are you the caretaker of sound recordings on grooved media
such as wax cylinders, instantaneous discs, or other rare formats?
Or are you planning an audio preservation project for a variety of media?
Today NEDCC presented a 30-minute webinar update on the IRENE system.
The free webinar is now available for viewing.
During the webinar, you will learn about:
• the history of the IRENE non-contact audio preservation technology.
• how IRENE works.
• advantages of the IRENE technology for unique and rare recordings, rare formats (dictabelts, Voice-O-Graph, tinfoil), and damaged or broken grooved media.
• current pros/cons to the optical scanning approach.
• the latest improvements in NEDCC’s IRENE system.
• the range of IRENE audio preservation services available at NEDCC, including discovery, condition assessment, cleaning, digitization, and rehousing.
• NEDCC’s conservation approach to audio preservation.
• future developments for the IRENE technology.
• expansion of NEDCC’s Audio Preservation services to include recordings on magnetic and digital audio tape – coming in summer of 2016.
QUESTIONS about Audio Preservation at NEDCC?
Contact Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services (978) 470-1010
NEDCC is grateful for support from:
Institute of Library and Information Services
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
Massachusetts Cultural Council