RADD in the news

RADD, PROUD, and PRAVDA at DLF and AMIA

RADD, PROUD, and PRAVDA made their conference debuts in November at the Digital Libraries Forum 2016 and the Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Symposium 2016. Slides with notes from the DLF version of the presentation: We are grateful to both conferences for their interest, to our co-presenters, and to Read more…

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PROUD and PRAVDA

The problem of FireWire

FireWire is a near-obsolete connection and data-transfer standard. Unfortunately, it is also the best way to capture digital video data from MiniDV camcorders, and many perfectly adequate audio interfaces also rely on it. Normally we would hope for adapters to an up-to-date connection standard like USB, but in FireWire’s case Read more…

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PROUD and PRAVDA

PROUD and PRAVDA funded!

We are tremendously excited to announce that the Institute for Museum and Library Services has awarded RADD a Sparks! Ignition grant to build and document two kits, one for audiovisual digitization (“PRAVDA,” for “Portably Reformat A/V to Digital from Analog”), one for digital-data rescue (“PROUD,” for “Portable Recovery of Unique Read more…

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About RADD

Our thanks to John Ryan

RADD couldn’t exist without the generosity of the campus and Madison communities. Another example of this generosity was just added into the technology array. RADD uses the Device Side Data controller card to be able to read 5.25-inch floppy disks. Device Side Data used to sell an enclosure for the Read more…

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RADD projects

Summer 2016: Baldwin grant to digitize A/V

We are pleased and proud to announce that the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment has chosen to fund RADD to do proof-of-concept audiovisual digitization work this summer. RADD will digitize unique audiovisual materials on a variety of physical carriers from: the Cedarburg Public Library, Cedarburg WI the Read more…

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