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Re: [ARSCLIST] Conference Recording
Other state archives have reel-to-reel tapes!
IMHO, the move to digital, file-based archiving should be made sooner
rather than later.
There are courtroom systems and public-service-type logging systems, all
hard-disk based, with CD or perhaps now DVD backup.
At 09:30 AM 1/21/2005 -0600, Greg Yates wrote:
I work in what is somewhat of a niche "industry", recording meetings of
the Tennessee General Assembly. At the present time, we are using Lanier
Advocate V dual-deck conference recorders on audiocassette tape. The
Quantegy situation has got me concerned about the future of
audiocassettes, on top of the fact that Sony is no longer producing a
reformatter/duplicator to take the half speed tapes we produce and copy
them to full speed for our patrons. My question is, what is happening in
this type of industry, not only for the short-term recording and usage
of the materials, but for the long-term archiving as well? Sony was
manufacturing a mini-disc based dual-deck conference recorder, but it is
my understanding that they are no longer producing it due to lack of
demand. Just for interest, we currently have approx. 35000 master
cassettes in our holdings. Any thoughts/ideas are appreciated.
Coordinator of Legislative Recording
Tennessee State Library & Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Media web: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX