Introducing the HiPSTAS Audio Toolkit Workflow: Audio Labeling

By Tanya Clement and Steve McLaughlin Audio preservation and access presents a significant resource management issue for libraries and archives. Digitizing sound is a task that can be partly automated, but describing a recording so its contents are discoverable requires a much more labor-intensive workflow. Imagine you have found an unlabeled cassette. You put it ….  Read More

Using ARLO in the History of Modern Latin America Archives

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at UT, discusses using ARLO in the History of Modern America through Digital Archives classroom: http://www.pterodactilo.com/blog/experimental-technology-and-digital-pedagogy/ #hipstas

MLA 2016: Close and Distant Listening to Poetry with HiPSTAS and PennSound

HiPSTAS is at MLA 2016 in Austin! Thursday, 7 January 136. Close and Distant Listening to Poetry with HiPSTAS and PennSound 5:15–6:30 p.m. Program arranged by the Forum TM Libraries and Research Presiding: Tanya E. Clement, Univ. of Texas, Austin There are hundreds of thousands of hours of important spoken text audio files, dating back ….  Read More

John A. Lomax and Folklore Data

This post includes more technical details on a longer post I have included on the Sounding Out blog in which I mention that we analyzed the recordings in the UT Folklore Center Archives at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, which comprises 57 feet of tapes (reels and ….  Read More

Hearing the Audience

HiPSTAS Participant Eric Rettberg has written a new piece at Jacket2 titled Hearing the Audience.

The Noise is the Content

HiPSTAS Participant Chris Mustazza has written a great piece at Jacket2 titled The noise is the content: Toward computationally determining the provenance of poetry recordings using ARLO.

HiPSTAS wins a second grant from NEH for HRDR

Even digitized, unprocessed sound collections, which hold important cultural artifacts such as poetry readings, story telling, speeches, oral histories, and other performances of the spoken word remain largely inaccessible. In order to increase access to recordings of significance to the humanities, Tanya Clement at the University of Texas School of Information in collaboration with David ….  Read More