QUADRIGA Cassette Transfer System and Dobbin System For QC Workflows and Derivatives
The Baylor University Archives at The Texas Collection serves as the secure repository for Baylor University records. Its principal function is to collect, preserve, and provide appropriate access to records of enduring value related to the history of Baylor University. In addition, The Texas Collection is a special library, archival research center, and the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas for the Baylor community and the public
In 2010 Baylor Libraries/Archives required a high-speed cassette ingest platform for approximately 6000 hours of spoken word plus secondary use for other library collections. A QUADRIGA/CTS system with the Otari dual-deck double-speed cassette player was procured for this project. Two cassettes are ingested at double-speed with both A/B directions in a single pass. This results in an overall throughput of 8x real-time. QUADRIGA creates all the metadata for Dobbin post processes to re-equalize, reverse flip and pitch/time correct audio files. A secure master preservation BWF is created as well as mp3 derivatives for access. See PDF's for workflow particulars.
For more about the QUADRIGA Cassette Transfer System, see here...
A sample Dobbin workflow: