Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor George Blood L.P. and additional volunteers, the Great 78 Project to date has put over 50,000 digitized 78rpm discs and cylinder recordings on the Internet Archive, which can be listened to in all their crackling glory. An ongoing project, the Internet Archive actually has over 200,000 donated physical recordings, most of which are from the 1950s and earlier. These early recordings were made from shellac, not the resin that records are made with today. A brittle material, shellac... Continue reading…

This Giant Archive Of Digitized Vinyl Is A Treasure Trove Of Endangered Sounds

Tips on how to explore the thousands of rare 78s, many from underrepresented artists and genres, recently digitized by the Internet Archive and volunteers. The so-called vinyl revival notwithstanding, ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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