About RADD

This weblog serves as documentation for RADD: Recovering Analog and Digital Data.

What is RADD?

RADD is a collection of hardware and software in the SLIS Library designed for digitizing at-risk analog materials as well as recovering data from at-risk digital media.

Who may use RADD?

RADD is first and foremost a teaching machine. SLIS course-related uses receive priority. After that, it is open to the UW-Madison community.

Is there documentation for RADD use? Training?

We’re working on documentation; it will take time. Training can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis; email Dorothea Salo (salo at wisc.edu).

I can’t do this work myself. Is there someone who can do it for me?

Yes! See our price list.

Who built RADD? Why?

RADD is the brainchild of SLIS Faculty Associate Dorothea Salo. After service-learning projects for LIS 668 “Digital Curation” kept foundering on the need for specialized digitization and capture equipment, Dorothea set a group of Digital Curation students to researching equipment and prices. RADD was the eventual result.