The IRENE technology uses a non-contact approach, which eliminates the possibility of damage caused by mechanical contact of a stylus on fragile media. The process creates ultra-high resolution images of the audio groove structures in either 2D or 3D, and the resulting image files are then processed through software that translates them into an audio file.
NEDCC CURRENTLY WORKS WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMATS:
Wax cylinders, lacquer discs ("acetate" discs), aluminum transcription discs, shellac discs, tin foils, and other rare formats (e.g., Dictabelt, Voice-O-Graph, etc.), and can handle rare, fragile, or damaged media.
About the NEDCC IRENE Service:
About the History of the of the IRENE IMLS Grant Project at NEDCC:
QUESTIONS about NEDCC's IRENE Audio Preservation Service?
Contact: Mason Vander Lugt, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHEAST DOCUMENT CONSERVATION CENTER
Andover, MA USA - nedcc.org
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