New Phonograph 2019-03-30T22:48:15+00:00
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About project

The project addresses problems facing cultural heritage institutions, resulting from the lack of standardized procedures for the long-term protection and accessibility of audio content stored on media that can not be played by conventional technologies.

Solutions will be demonstrated on two types of historical media, focusing specifically on phonograph cylinder and on 25 cm standard gramophone records. As these are the oldest recording media, the sound recordings stored on them usually have a high historical and cultural value and original reproduction technology is often inaccessible.

Our main objective is to develop, test and implement appropriate procedures to address the complex issues of long-term protection and access to audio stored on historical physical media, in line with international standards and practice, and based on existing research in the field.

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WORKFLOW

so far we have succeeded

Project status

100 000 recordings

Selected collections of the National Museum and other collaborating institutions focusing on phonograph cylinders and standard gramophone records.

Catalogued 25%
Protected 3%
Digitised 2%
Accessible 2%
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recordings we have digitized

Recordings

Where is my home

The Czech national anthem is sung by Emilio Blažević with accompaniment from the King’s Orchestra. Recorded in 1916, New York.

Duet from the opera The Bartered Bride

Hanna Foerstrova and Bohumil Bird sing the duet Vasko and Mařenka from the opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana with accompaniment from the King’s Orchestra. Recorded in 1912, New York.

Gramofonová deska Národin Kalop

National calf

The Moravian anthem by Kryl’s Bohemian Band. Recorded in 1911, Camden, New Jersey.

HAVE YOU FOUND OLD RECORDINGS AND DON’T KNOW HOW TO PROCEED?

 Write to us and we will gladly offer advice.

CONTACT US

get to know our team

Work team

Filip Šír
Filip Šír
National Museum
Zuzana Petrášková
Zuzana Petrášková
National Library of the Czech Republic
Martin Lhoták
Martin Lhoták
Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Michal Lorenz
Michal Lorenz
Masaryk University
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1 week ago

Nový fonograf

Technické novinky přinášejí problémy (Národní politika, 13. 2. 1891)... ... See MoreSee Less

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Nový fonograf

„Jsem si stoprocentně jistý, že kdyby se lidé podívali na své půdy, do sklepů, tak by mohli najít nejen korespondenci se Spojenými státy, kde by mohlo být: ‚Posílám ti gramofonovou desku.‘ Rodiny spolu udržovaly kontakt i napříč kontinenty a přeposílali si i desky, tudíž by částečná produkce ze Spojených států mohla být i tady v Česku,“ řekl zakladatel projektu Nový fonograf Filip Šír v reportáži Jana Kaliby o lovci českých nahrávek v USA.
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Everything you always wanted to know about early Czech recordings...
2nd of May, 19:00 až 20:30 CDT
The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and the T. G. Masaryk Czech school cordially invite you to BOHEMIA ON RECORDS – lecture and book presentation by Filip Šír.

Our unique digitization workflow was developed for Czech cultural heritage institutions and its collections. Read more about every step here:
CZ: https://t.co/fLR8eZYWhr
ENG: https://t.co/MZrwyavwYy

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