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An Aural History: Caring for Your Audio Cassette Tapes

  • September 28, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)


Most archives have a collection of cassette tapes that contain speeches, concert recordings, oral histories, radio broadcasts and personal memories, but after thirty or more years in storage, could be compromised by time and its storage environment.

LILRC's Project Archivist Robert Anen will offer a program on digitizing audio cassette tapes to create a "use copy". He will discuss the anatomy of a cassette tape, how to inspect its mechanics and make minor repairs (without being an expert), and the importance of passive versus active preservation. He will include a brief hardware and software overview, teach us about what is inherent in a recording, give us listening tips, and explain how to store the digital file as well as the physical cassette tape.


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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