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Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: Georgia Tech - Record Archiving
Saw your e-mail on the ARSC list-serve. I am the Preservation and Media
Specialist for the Georgia Archives, if you would like to discuss your
project with me, feel free to contact me off-list. Perhaps we could
arrange a site visit and I could help you put together a strategy for
the collection's long term preservation.
Preservation & Media Specialist
The Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Aurora Perez
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:15 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: Georgia Tech - Record Archiving
I'm forwarding this inquiry at the request of Mr. Orlosky, at Georgia
who would appreciate any information others may be able to provide.
respond directly to Mr. Orlosky, or, if you choose to respond to the
please be sure to cc: Jason Orlosky <gtg416b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, as he is
not subscribed to the list at this time.
Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford
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>Subject: Georgia Tech - Record Archiving
>This is Jason Orlosky from Georgia Tech and I work for the Director at
>music department. We have begun to archive the old vinyl records in the
>Georgia Tech music library. Basically we have several thousand records
>composed mainly of vinyl from many different years that we would like
>clean and archive properly. We have several questions regarding the
>way of cleaning the records, transferring them to other digital media
>(mainly cds), and the costs of the whole process. We would appreciate
>advice we could get. If you could forward this and the following more
>detailed questions to the archive newsgroup, we would also greatly
>We need a turntable with 45, 33&1/3, and preferrably 78rpm with fine
>tuning. What type of turntable should we use and what are the lower and
>higher end options?
>What different stylus might we need for different grooves and cuts from
>different time periods. What are the different brands, materials, and
>costs of these stylus? Also, how can we identify which stylus should be
>used for each record? What type of whips will we need?
>Should route the turntable media to a protools or motu type system with
>hard disk recording capability? We currently have a recording system
>Bluetube pre-amps and a tascam cd recorder. Would our current system be
>adequate or are there some other recommended systems? Do the
>turntables have built-in amplifiers or would we need an separate one?
>Are there any techniques or hints for noise reduction?
>We would also need to clean many of the records. Do you have any
>recommendations for high and low end machines or manual equipment that
>could accomplish cleaning without damaging the records?
>Any other recommendations, comments, or hints for the archiving process
>and would be greatly appreciated.
>Thank you very much for your time,
>Georgia Institute of Technology