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News from the BOO on 03/01/17

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Finding Aid for KBOO Community Radio news and public affairs audio collection, 1947-2013

Finding Aid for KBOO Community Radio news and public affairs audio collection, 1947-2013 Download the Finding Aid document (PDF) An inventory is available at http://kboo.fm/blog/55791 Read more

Reunite with old programming at KBOO - March 25! 

Reunite with old news and public affairs programming here at KBOO!  Please join us on Saturday, March 25 for an ARCHIVAL DATABASE EDIT-a-Thon and Party! We'll reminisce with current & past volunteers to add missing information to the KBOO archives memory bank! This event is... Read more

Archive inventory: KBOO news and public affairs (1947-2013)

KBOO's in-house archives database is set-up to ensure consistent cataloging of audio metadata and helps maintain archiving and preservation workflows. Since it is a work tool, information is being constantly updated. Attendees to our recent news and public affairs archive d... Read more

KBOO's Analog Archive Database, Part 2

KBOO has a new analog archive database with in-station access only. You can watch this part two 15-minute presentation that describes documentation that helps archives, how to perform searches, add information, and nominate items for digitization. View the presentation slid... Read more

Playing with Pandas: CSV metadata transformations

This post was originally published at https://selenachau.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/work-smarter-not-harder-pythonpandas-and-csv/ Being able to start this blog post with a panda gif makes me incredibly happy. However, what I'm really talking about is Pandas, the data analysis... Read more

KBOO's Analog Archive Database, Part 1

KBOO has a new analog archive database with in-station access only. You can watch a short 11 minute presentation that provides a primer of digital preservation and what the main uses of the database are, and view the presentation slides here. Selena Chau, KBOO’s digital st... Read more

Current digital program production practices at KBOO

Things are always in flux at KBOO, many times in order to improve the station. The digital program production practices change with newer software, hardware, or workflows to meet the constantly evolving standards and support KBOO's radio programming into the future. For tha... Read more

From Substrate to Streaming: Audio Archives at KBOO

What goes into digitizing audio content?  Some of KBOO's archival audio content sits on 1/4" audio tape. The majority of the tape's substrate is polyester base, with a few acetate base tapes. Both of these types of tape have their own challenges for preservation. Polyester... Read more

Foundations for long-term digital preservation

If you haven't heard, KBOO has a nice collection of audio. It's comprised of about 4,000 historic KBOO programs dating from the late 1960s. During my residency I will develop and produce a digital preservation strategy for KBOO with feedback from staff based on a commitment... Read more