PARADISEC invites staff and students of the University of Sydney to come and see our facilities and to learn more about recording, archiving and restoration of audio materials.

Have you ever had the need to make an audio recording for research purposes and wondered what equipment you should use, what format to record in and what information needs to be included with the recording? Or perhaps you have some reel-to-reel or cassette tapes which are deteriorating or mould affected and you want to archive them to CD? Or you may simply be interested in learning where you can gain access to recordings of languages and music from the Pacific region?

PARADISEC offers a facility for digital conservation and access to endangered materials from the Pacific region, which includes Oceania and East and Southeast Asia. We have established a framework for accessioning, cataloguing and digitising audio, text and visual material, which conforms to emerging international standards for digital archiving. Come along to our open day and discover the range of services we provide as well as receive free hands-on training.

20 June 2007
Room 238, Level 2
Transient Building

Open day activities include:

  • guided tours of PARADISEC’s recording, digitisation and tape-cleaning facilities
  • practical demonstrations and advice on field recording equipment and formats
  • training sessions on restoring, digitising and archiving analogue tapes
  • workshops on cataloguing and the archival process from metadata to repository

Contact or (02) 9036 9557 for further details and registration.