[Case Study] Columbia University – Preserving moments that marked the history of radio broadcasting

Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquired legendary radio host Bob Fass’s archive, an extensive collection of radio broadcasts, original photographs, and personal correspondence, in 2016. Highlights from the 600,000 minutes of audio offers in-depth, unfiltered insight into the counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s. The recordings were stored on fragile tapes that…

Irish Traditional Music Archive starts project to preserve sound heritage

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has been an essential asset in the preservation of Ireland’s rich music tradition and heritage. Recently, recognizing the value in analogue sound digitization and the paramount importance of long-term digital preservation, ITMA has begun the Digital Audio/Visual Preservation (DAP) Project. The Project aims to digitize audio and audio-visual content…

Memnon and Radio Preservation – ARSC Conference 2019

ARSC’s 53rd annual conference will be held May 8-11, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The conference programs will take place at The Benson, a historic hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. Memnon will present together with KEXP and Columbia University challenges, approach and lessons learned in Radio Preservation Projects. Here the description of both presentations:   BOB…