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Take a trip through music history with the Great 78 Project | Opensource.com
By digitizing songs recorded on 78 rpm records from the 1890s to the 1950s, project preserves old music for future generations.
78rpm  archiving  muic  audio  preservation 
29 days ago by gilberto5757
78rpm Community - Landing Page
Started in 2009, the 78rpm Collectors’ Community is the original 78rpm social network with a member base of over 6000 collectors of 78rpms recordings, early Lp's, phonographs, memorabilia, recording machines and the history of the 78rpm recording era. It's like FaceBook - but for collectors of all things 78rpm related. This is your site's landing page.
78rpm  vinyl  collection 
4 weeks ago by victorfuertes
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era. @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

Rights Information

This collection has been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study only. Copyrights that may exist in these materials have not been transferred to the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive does not advise as to the copyright status of items in our collections. Our terms of use require that users make use of the Internet Archive's collections at their own risk and ensure that such use is non-infringing and in accordance with all applicable laws. It is the user’s responsibility to determine whether permission may be required for a given use of these materials, or whether such use is authorized by law.
archive  78rpm  audio 
10 weeks ago by Filitov
Beeld en Geluid organiseert Wikipedia schrijfsessie vooroorlogse muziek | Beeld en Geluid
Join us on June 14th to write about Dutch music history (1900-1940) on Wikipedia: [NL] cc
78rpm  Wikipedia  from twitter
may 2014 by verwinv

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