2017 U. Manitoba Digitization Basics SHN Workshop: Audio Digitization


Led by Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the Folklife Center, Library of Congress, and Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, Washington State University (WSU). This hands-on session on audio digitization was a part of the 2017 U. Manitoba Workshop "Digitization Basics." This session covered project planning, conversion, metadata, basic editing, quality control, and more. While the session focused on audio cassette digitization, many of the details described in the presentation slides and handouts apply to any audio digitization project. In addition to audio digitization, the session covered basic oral history techniques for those looking to document cultural heritage and preserve that documentation digitally.


Sample Cassette Digitization Project

Audio File Type Guide

Audio Bitrateguide CARLI-TSCP

Estimating Storage Required for Audio

Audio Cassette Digitization Example Workflow

Metadata Dictionary for Audio DublinCore

AGPtek Instructions

Audio Cassette Digitization Equipment Resource Guide

Digitizing and Editing Audio Cassette in Audacity