How to Digitize Audio Cassettes

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 13:00

Sitting on a pile of old cassettes, reel-to-reels, or other media? Wondering how to transfer your interview with a loved one from a cassette to a computer? This Oral History Centre advanced workshop on audio digitization can provide you with hands on training. Step-by-step the workshop shows you how to turn your cassettes into high quality digital audio files. You will learn what equipment and software you need, how to set it up, and how to use it to ensure high quality conversion and preservation of your cherished oral history interviews. You will also learn how to identify audio quality and how to describe the material and content of your media to ensure its long-term preservation.

 

Once you know how to digitize audio, you can use the digital files for exciting projects, such as podcasts, digital stories, and presentations (we will show you how to do that in other advanced workshops). While we cannot digitize your tapes during the workshop, feel free to bring a tape or other medium to the workshop to start the process of assessing its material condition.

 

We recommend that you take our Introduction to Oral History Workshop Series before taking any of our advanced workshops, but this is not a requirement.

 

Where: Room 2B23, Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg

When: Saturday February 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Workshop Fee: $50.00 ($30 for students and UW faculty and staff).

For more information, contact us.