Audio Digitizing for Seminaries and Archives
AUDIO DIGITIZED ♦ PROCESSED ♦ RETURNED ♦ WAV & MP3 FILES ♦ ONLINE
Permanently Archived at the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History
Eligible for Inclusion on SoundTheology.org for Free Listening Any Time
- Each tape examined, programs digitized, and audio processed for best listening quality.
- * Unless inappropriate (see the right column) the program will be included on SoundTheology.org for online listening. Students and faculty (and others) can listen any time with no sign-up and no cost.
- The tapes will be returned to the seminary or archive, along with the WAV and MP3 audio files on USB thumb drives or on a portable hard drive for orders of 10 or more programs. (Hard drive may be included for fewer programs at a cost of $50.)
- The programs will become part of the permanent collection to be archived for preservation by the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH).
- You’ll be invoiced for the work when your digitizing and storage is completed and your materials are shipped back to you.
Commerically-produced programs will not be put online. Musical programs will not appear online unless copyright-cleared. Those programs will still be digitized, returned to the school with audio files, and included in the GCAH archive collection. Speech recordings of church or school-sponsored events prior to February 14, 1972 are usually the property of the institution and not a copyright issue. Voice recordings after February 14, 1972 will be considered individually for concerns. Most of those we process are “works for hire” or participants in a church or school-sponsored program and appropriate to put online.
Resources for Sending TapesPDF Download a submission form to fill out for sending tapes.
PDF Download a sheet with instructions for packing and shipping.
To the Landfill, or Save the Audio?