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…

By dsalo, ago
RADD in the news

RADD featured in Madison Magazine

RADD made 2015’s Madison Magazine “M-List”, which this year focuses on social innovation. We’re tremendously honored and excited! (One tiny correction: RADD hasn’t been around “for years,” though we certainly hope it will be. We’ve been around for six or eight months. The mission to share and preserve cultural information—that Read more…

By dsalo, ago
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
RADD projects

Washington County Historical Society

RADD’s first major project serves the Washington County Historical Society in West Bend, Wisconsin. The prize of the collection, in my opinion, is this recording of the West Bend High School Concert Band: Much of the rest comes from the West Bend Corporation, longtime manufacturer of household gadgetry. The sales Read more…

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