Audio Digitisation - DAMsmart

A history in sound

Whether recorded in oral histories, research projects, music archives or radio collections, audio has been vital to understanding the past. However, even some of the most significant audio ever committed to tape remains confined to obsolete physical media.

In today’s digital world, this makes the sounds that have defined our history inaccessible and at risk of degradation. Through digitisation, DAMsmart can preserve this essential information, and allow you to put it to further use.

Bring your audio back to life

We can digitise, or conform, audio from virtually any format, including ¼ reels, audio cassette tape, CD, vinyl and DAT. Our team can also carefully rejuvenate your media if it is damaged or degraded before it is digitised, making sure that your new digital audio archive is in the best possible condition.

Our digitisation systems include professional tape decks and analogue-to-digital converters. All of our systems and workflows have been developed and are operated in line with the recommendations from the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives’ TC-04 standard for audio preservation.

We can run single or multiple workflows, allowing us to digitise a collection of any size. Your content can also be delivered in multiple formats, such as BWF for your preservation master through to MP3 files for everyday access.

With DAMsmart, you can rest assured that your collection will be carefully and professionally handled throughout the digitisation process.

Why DAMsmart?

“The State Library NSW engaged DAMsmart initially in 2014 for a pilot project digitising our at risk Oral History and Sound Recordings collection. DAMsmart not only demonstrated their excellent ability at professional standard digitisation for preservation but also were exceptional to work with. Due to the success of the pilot project the Library were pleased to engage DAMsmart for our mass digitisation project in 2015. This engagement required DAMsmart to digitise a large amount of collection material in a very short time frame. Not only did they effectively manage the high risk project, they were excellent in demonstrating their abilities to meet our project reporting and risk management requirements they also produced an extremely low rate of errors, all of which were expected in this environment.”

Scott Wajon Manager, Digitisation, at State Library of NSW Download Case Study

Expertise you can depend on

At DAMsmart, we have digitised thousands of hours of audio for the State Library of NSW, AIATSIS, The Australian War Memorial, Fryer Library at the University of Queensland, ANU archives, Newcastle City Library and many more. And knowing we are a preferred digitisation supplier to the National Archives, you can be confident that we will deliver you with the highest quality project results.

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