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Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Pilot Project

(These pages are slightly modified versions of the original pilot project pages put online in 2002)

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Introduction

Introduction to the scope and purpose of the pilot project

Technical Details

Details on the analog to digital conversion process, the compression used for web access, and cataloging

An initiative of the UC Santa Barbara Library • (805) 893-5444 • Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010. [Envelope] Direct questions or comments about the project or this page to the project staff or visit the help pages.

Featured Cylinder

The band of Gideon - Fisk University Jubilee Quartette (John W. Work, first tenor; Roland W. Hayes, second tenor; Leon P. O'Hara, first bass; Charles Wesley, second bass) [i.e. Fisk Jubilee Singers]. (Edison Amberol: 983), [1912].


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Did You Know?
Cylinders are acoustic recordings--performers sang or played into a recording horn, not a microphone. Microphones were not in widespread use until 1924 with the advent of electrical recording.

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