From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00pm


Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. These recordings are highly prized by historians and archivists, but also by the families and communities of the persons telling their stories. The risk of losing these voices is growing, as the cassettes or reels that they're recorded on may no longer be playable, or may be deteriorating. However, the rewards for making efforts now to save these items for new generations are great. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to figure out what to do to ensure that you, your family, and your community have the opportunity to continue to hear these stories.

What does it take to digitize audio recordings and what are the challenges to making them available?

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