Building RADD

Choosing RADD’s capabilities

How did SLIS choose which analog material RADD can digitize, and which digital media it can capture data from? The answer is part planning, part serendipity. The group of Digital Curation students who first made concrete plans for RADD did not do so until they had conducted a sweep of Read more…

By dsalo, ago
Building RADD

Notes on RADD’s analog audio

RADD can currently digitize audio from audio cassettes, microcassettes, and vinyl records (33 and 45 rpm; if we run into 78s we’ll have to buy more equipment). We have a reel-to-reel player awaiting cleaning and overhaul also. The playback equipment is nothing special, though microcassette recorders are starting to be Read more…

By dsalo, ago
Building RADD

Key tool: label maker

RADD is a complicated system. It teems with cables, cords, dongles, boxes, and other miscellanea. After a point, putting a hand on the correct cable becomes all but impossible without labeling. We would not have expected this, but an ordinary label maker has turned out to be one of RADD’s Read more…

By dsalo, ago
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