About RADD

Posters for RADD, PROUD, and PRAVDA

At the request of an interested librarian, we are posting electronic copies of the conference posters we are currently using to introduce RADD, PROUD, and PRAVDA: RADD poster (note: equipment list somewhat outdated) PROUD and PRAVDA poster

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PROUD and PRAVDA

PROUD: Equipment and software roster

Equipment included in the PROUD digital-data rescue kit: HP EliteBook 8460p laptop computer with power cable, running Windows 7 Professional Forensic ComboDock with all associated cables 3.5″ USB floppy drive 5.25″ floppy drive (TEAC FD55-GFR) in an enclosure, powered by this cable FC5025 USB floppy controller card, attached to 5.25″ Read more…

By dsalo, ago
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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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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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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