Recital Recordings at the
University of Texas:
How We Got to Streaming
without Screaming
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Denver Colorado
Background
• Butler School of Music
– Approximately 700 students
– Nearly 400 musical performances each year
• UT Libraries
– Graduate recital recordings only (about 200
annually)
– Recitals cataloged in Monographs Unit
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Recitals come to Music Cataloging
• Thesis cataloger retired
• Music Cataloging logical home
• Learn process and do the work
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CD & paper program workflow
Rec. Studio
Make CD/
Attach program
FAL
Gather all
semester CDs
FAL
CDs to remote
storage/
Programs to filing
cabinets
Music Cat.
(Main Lib.)
Create MARC
records
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From paper to digitized programs
• Staff attrition at FAL
• Filing programs time-consuming
• Scan programs, create PDF files for digital
repository
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CD and e-program workflow
Rec. Studio
Make CD/
Attach program
FAL
CDs to remote
storage
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FAL
Gather CDs/
Scan programs/
Make CD-ROM
Main Lib.
CD-ROM to
Digitization;
Music Cat.
Upload pgm file/
Create DC record/
Create MARC record/
Link to Repository
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Going streaming
• Streaming audio files in repository
• Save time and space
• More online content
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UT Box
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UT Box
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Streaming audio & e-program workflow
Rec. Studio
Create WAV files/
Scan program/
Upload to UT Box
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Main Lib.
Check UT Box/
Transfer files/
Upload files/
Create DC record/
Create MARC
record with link to
repository
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Wish list
• Easier way to transfer files
• Faster uploading times to repository
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Benefits
• Less time from recital to cataloging
• Learned new skills
• Greater collaboration
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Alan Ringwood
[email protected]
Thank you
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Recital Recordings at the University of Texas