The Web Archive, in partnership with George Blood LP, has been working since 2016 to digitize 1000’s of 78rpm information, a few of which have been made within the early 1900s. Over 250,000 information have been preserved, and the archive posted a Twitter thread yesterday detailing how every document is cleaned and filed away.
On the Web Archive, that is how we digitize #78 rpm information.
Our associate @georgeblood_lp has perfected this method, digitizing with four completely different styli without delay.
We put as a lot effort into capturing the #metadata as we do digitizing the music. pic.twitter.com/dn4EjXTS9z
— Web Archive (@internetarchive) April 25, 2021
Every document is cleaned on a machine that sprays distilled water onto its floor. A little bit vacuum…