We once had a program written in-house (in dBase III, so you know how
far back it was) which we used every time we made master preservation
reel, to produce a label for the container of that master. It was
mostly multiple-choice just so that information was collected accurately
as well as quickly. It included original format type, material, speed,
track or groove, stylus if used, label or manufacturer and number, and
so on, followed by similar data on the new recording. I recall there
was a section for notes if any special information should be retained.
If you want to see how it looked, I can probably find a hard copy of
the screen layout; on the other hand it seems to me that there must be
others who have done this, since it is a very important step in audio
reformatting that is happening in a number of places on the planet.
Susan T Stinson, Curator
Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
315-443-3477 / fax 443-4866
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In addition to descriptive cataloging of content, I'd be interested in
knowing how people are documenting the technical aspects of reformatting
analog materials. Any templates out there?