Blog van Oscar Smit

Digitizing glass records and World War II amusement

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) started to digitize it’s collection gesneden platen (lacquer or transcription discs). In this blog I’ll be talking about the history and characteristics of these special records and also a bit about the sometimes typical Dutch content.

Sound and Vision: some technical details of digitizing lacquer discs

This time we’ll direct our attention to some technical details of the digitizing process and the equipment we use at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) to digitize our lacquer or transcription discs (gesneden platen).

Sound and Vision digitises its transcription discs

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. In july 2012 the institute started to digitize its large collection of transcription discs (gesneden platen).