Category Archives: 78rpm

Decades of music celebrating Audiovisual Heritage

In honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (October 27) we’d like to take you on a brief tour through seven decades of digitized music and audio recordings from 1900 through 1970.  We’ve been working to digitize 78rpm discs for the … Continue reading

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Audio / Video player updated – to jwplayer v8.2

We updated our audio/video (and TV) 3rd party JS-based player from v6.8 to v8.2 today. This was updated with some code to have the same feature set as before, as well as new: much nicer cosmetic/look updates nice “rewind 10 … Continue reading

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Mass downloading 78rpm record transfers

To preserve or discover interesting 78rpm records you can download them to your own machine (rather than using our collection pages).  You can download lots on to a mac/linux machine by using a command line utility. Preparation:  Download the IA … Continue reading

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Building Digital 78rpm Record Collections Together with Minimal Duplication

By working together, libraries who are digitizing their collections can minimize duplication of effort in order to save time and money to preserve other things.  This month we made progress with 78rpm record collections. The goal is to bring many … Continue reading

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The 20th Century Time Machine

by Nancy Watzman & Katie Dahl With the turn of a dial, some flashing lights, and the requisite puff of fog, emcees Tracey Jaquith, TV Architect, and Jason Scott, Free Range Archivist, cranked up the Internet Archive 20th Century Time … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Community Screening of PBS series, AMERICAN EPIC: Sunday July 30 & Aug 6

In celebration of the launch of the “Great 78 Project” the Internet Archive is sponsoring a Community Screening of the PBS documentary series “American Epic”, an inside look at one of the greatest-ever untold stories: how the ordinary people of … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Semantic Audio Restoration at a Massive Scale

I believe we can do a fabulous job of bringing the music from the 78rpm era back to vibrant life if we really understand wear and if we could model the instruments and voices. In other words, I believe we … Continue reading

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Listening to the 78rpm Disc Collection

By Jessica Thompson, Coast Mastering The Great 78 Project A few times a year, I join B. George in the Internet Archives’ warehouses to help sort and pack 78rpm discs to ship to George Blood L.P. for digitization. As a … Continue reading

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Saving the 78s

Written by B. George, the Director of ARChive of Contemporary Music in NYC, and Curator of Sound Collections at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. While audio CDs whiz by at about 500 revolutions per minute, the earliest flat disks … Continue reading

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Archive of Contemporary Music and the Internet Archive Team up to Create a Music Library

When the personal record collection of music producer Bob George hit 47,000 discs, he knew something had to be done.  “I wanted to give them away, but they were mostly punk, reggae and hip-hop,” he recalled, “and no established library … Continue reading

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