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This is just flat-out absurd.
The interview I conducted yesterday morning was an hour and three minutes long.
The initial transcription of that interview took me three hours with all the rewinding and pausing and re-listening to try to catch the exact words and/or trying to hear over the ambient noise that the recorder preferred to our actual words. 300 more words
As you may have guessed, March is blues month here at Noteheads, and this week’s entry is a blues doozy.
“Three or Four Shades of Blues” is the centerpiece of the Charles Mingus album of the same name, recorded in 1977 when the composer was suffering from ALS and could barely play bass. 95 more words
We have been fortunate to have a series of visiting Digital Humanities scholars at the University of Rochester over the last few months, and while all of their projects and approaches have been very different, most have still emphasized the importance of collaboration in their work. 692 more words
This week in NDSA, Chris Bonadio gives us a quick introduction to the Smithsonian Transcription Center! 142 more words