Audio: Learning Units 1. What is Recorded Sound?We learn about how analog media record the sensory perception of sound. 2. Audio Standards OverviewWe learn about standards and guidelines for producing archival master files. 3. Audio EthicsWe learn about the ethics producing archival quality digital files of audio resources. 4. Audio Media AssessmentWe learn about assessing the risk and value of analog audio media and establishing priorities. 5. Audio PlaybackWe learn about the importance of good playback equipment for digitizing analog audio resources. 6. Analog to Digital ConvertersWe learn about the characteristics of analog to digital converters. 7. Outsourcing Audio ServicesWe learn about contracting with third-party vendors for digitization services. 8. Audio Digitization StandardsWe learn about the core criteria for digitizing an analog signal to archival standards. 9. Digitizing Analog MaterialsWe learn about extracting the audio signal from magnetic tapes and convert to digital. 10. Metadata Standards for AudioWe learn about the varieties of technical metadata for audio files. 11. Sustainable Digital Formats for AudioWe learn about the Broadcast Wave File format for archival quality digitized sound files. 12. Embedded Metadata for AudioWe learn about documenting technical features in audio file headers. 13. Audio Distribution FormatsWe learn about formats for distributing digitized audio files in compressed formats. 14. Future of Audio DigitizationWe consider the overall risk to audio heritage and technical trends that address challenges at scale.