Audio: Learning Units

1. What is Sound?

We learn about the sensory perception of sound and how analog media record audible sounds.

2. Audio Standards Overview

We learn about a framework of standards and guidelines for producing archival master files.

3. Audio Ethics

We learn about the ethical implications of the decisions that produces archival quality digital files of audio resources.

4. Audio Media Assessment

We introduce case studies of audio digitization and learn about assessing the risk and value of analog audio media.

5. Audio Playback Equipment

We learn about the complexities of legacy media playback for digitization.

6. Analog to Digital Conversion Tools

We learn to assess hardware for analog to digital conversion.

7. Outsourcing Audio Services

We learn about contracting with third-party vendors for digitization services.

8. Audio Digitization Standards

We learn to interpret the standards for digitizing an analog signal to archival standards.

9. Digitizing Magnetic Tape

We learn about the processes required to extract audio signals from legacy analog sources.

10. Sustainable Digital Formats

We learn about the Broadcast Wave Format for structuring archival quality digitized sound files.

11. Embedded Metadata for Audio

We learn about the standards and tools for including technical features of digitized audio inside the files.

12. Metadata Standards for Audio

We learn about the varieties of metadata for audio files, including unique identifiers, checksums, and technical metadata.

13. Audio Distribution Formats

We learn about the most widely used formats for distributing digitized audio files in compressed formats.

14. Future of Audio Digitization

We consider emerging technical trends that address challenges at scale.