iSchool Capstone

Sound, to Print, to Cloud: Saving the news with the Milo Ryan Phonoarchive Finding Aid

Project tags:

archives & special collections

content & digital asset management

data curation

Project poster

The UW has over 1500 hours of historically important audio in the Milo Ryan Phonoarchive. This collection includes archived CBS radio broadcasts, primarily from the World War 2 era. Currently, it is difficult for scholars to identify materials of interest within this collection. Metadata for this collection including titles, broadcast dates, and program titles were transcribed into a printed book. In this project, the book is being converted to a fully searchable digital finding aid using enhanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) techniques to greatly enhance the original scans.

Project participants:

Tigh Bradley