Syracuse University – Belfer Audio Archive

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Archivist Intern (May 2014 – August 2014)

  • Processed, rehoused, and cared for audio collection materials in a major repository of recorded sound that includes Edison cylinders, 78rpm records, and a number of other media formats
  • Handled inventories for potential donations, making recommendations based on existing collections and Belfer acquisition goals
  • Processed patron requests; entered descriptive and technical metadata related to the digital surrogate listening copies; photography of discs and cylinders
  • Developed a best practices guide for photographing cylinders
  • Performed basic cataloging and rehousing for items in the Morton J. Savada Collection, which includes over 200,000 items.
  • Reevaluated and revised workflows and local best practices

Pictures of my solution for photographing cylinder recordings:

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