VALA2006Bringing the stories to the people: online sound at the National Library of Australia

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Delivering Online Content
Thursday 9 February 2006, 14:35 - 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2006-proceedings/vala2006-session-7-ayres

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperMarie-Louise Ayres

Associate Curator of Manuscripts, National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au

Judith Pearce

Director, Business Analysis, National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au

Dianne Dahlitz

Senior Librarian, Oral History, National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au

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Abstract

This paper describes the National Library’s project to make web delivery of its sound collections possible. The paper outlines the key infrastructure components required for routine web delivery of streamed sound files and XML encoded transcripts and summaries from a very large collection, and the standards adopted and/or adapted to facilitate delivery. It also describes the content conversion strategies required to convert analogue recordings to digital format, and to convert printed summaries and transcripts to encoded documents. The paper will conclude with a demonstration of the Library’s online sound delivery system, and a brief view of the multiple discovery pathways to these remarkable resources.

 

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