Audio: Learning Units

1. What is Recorded Sound?

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

2. Audio Standards Overview

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

3. Audio Ethics

We learn about the ethics producing archival quality digital files of audio resources.

4. Audio Media Assessment

We learn about assessing the risk and value of analog audio media and establishing priorities.

5. Audio Playback

We learn about the importance of good playback equipment for digitizing analog audio resources.

6. Analog to Digital Converters

We learn about the characteristics of analog to digital converters.

7. Outsourcing Audio Services

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

8. Audio Digitization Standards

We learn about the core criteria for digitizing an analog signal to archival standards.

9. Digitizing Analog Materials

We learn about extracting the audio signal from magnetic tapes and convert to digital.

10. Metadata Standards for Audio

We learn about the varieties of technical metadata for audio files.

11. Sustainable Digital Formats for Audio

We learn about the Broadcast Wave File format for archival quality digitized sound files.

12. Embedded Metadata for Audio

We learn about documenting technical features in audio file headers.

13. Audio Distribution Formats

We learn about formats for distributing digitized audio files in compressed formats.

14. Future of Audio Digitization

We consider the overall risk to audio heritage and technical trends that address challenges at scale.