Monday, March 22, 2010

CHARM Sound Search

A new music repository from King’s College London, the CHARM Sound File Search engine allows the user to browse and search a library of around 5,000 individual sides of 78s, digitised to a high standard.
The Centre for History and Analysis of Recorded Music has been busy with their Transfer Project, digitising and cataloguing a section of their archive of 150,000 78rpm records, and the first stage of their project has just gone online. Their repository offers a flexible search engine, streaming and downloadable FLAC options, as well as a thorough metadata schema including photographs of disc labels and full technical records of the digitisation process.
Access: Free