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Can You Hear Me?: Sound-Capturing Technology and the Problem of Obsolescence

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dc.contributor.advisor Kolar, Kelly en_US Adkins, Heather Michelle en_US 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2013-10-29 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines technological obsolescence in archival record-keeping. In part a material culture study of the Gray Audograph, a dictation machine popular from the 1940s to its discontinuation in the 1970s, and in part a case study of Tennessee's legislative recording program, the thesis explores the complex relationship archives have with technology. It investigates the inevitable truth that technology will become obsolete, resulting in dire repercussions in record-keeping institutions. As such, the thesis is also a discussion of record migration and other tactics invoked by record-keepers to permanently sustain audio formats, and ultimately questions whether permanence, sustainability, and stability are achievable. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Archives en_US
dc.subject Audio en_US
dc.subject Audograph en_US
dc.subject Record en_US
dc.subject Secretary en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.title Can You Hear Me?: Sound-Capturing Technology and the Problem of Obsolescence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hoffschwelle, Mary en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi Library science en_US
dc.subject.umi Museum studies en_US M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US

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