Digital Audio Technologies

February 1st, 2010

Digital Audio Equipment

There are some great guides to digital audio technologies at the Oral History Association’s web site. They walk you through choosing a recorder, how to use it, file formats, recording levels and everything you need to know to get started in digital recording. They then have some helpful links to videos of various recorder models available. A well done resource.

Transcription Software

February 1st, 2010

At Wordsworth Typing and Transcription Services we have been doing electronic transcription since 2000. That entire time we have made use of the fantastic transcription software provided by NCH Software. Express Scribe is provided free by NCH Software, but is part of a suite of other programs useful for dictation, audio conversion, video conversion and much, much more.

Express Scribe provides features that are essential for doing transcription work, even including such bonuses as audio processing to make difficult files easier to hear.

You can find their Express Scribe software at this link and a list of their many other software products for businesses, musicians, schools and personal use at this link.

Qualitative Data Analysis resources

January 21st, 2010

The Online QDA site has a very detailed guide to QDA (qualitative data analysis) for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced researcher. Information on approaching a research project down to the nuts and bolts of using CAQDAS (computer assisted qualitative data analysis) packages.

Many of our customers run our transcripts through CAQDAS after we produce them. This guide can certainly help you out, especially if you are new to the process. Please read about our transcription services, we are accustomed to producing transcripts in whatever format you need for your data analysis.

Transcribing from Wax

January 20th, 2010

The Ediphone

An interesting piece of history, here is the equipment we would be using for dictation and transcription if we were back in 1916, when Thomas Edison coined the term Ediphone for his dictation equipment. Quite a bit bulkier than what we have now, but not altogether different. The Ediphone recorded onto wax cylinders which would then be delivered to the typist to be replayed and transcribed.

The Ediphone

Our Newsletter 01/12/2010

January 20th, 2010

We write an occasional newsletter to keep our customers and contacts up to date with what is happening at Wordsworth. You can read our latest news here.

Newsletter, January 12, 2010

In this newsletter
-No Change In Rates
-Formatting Services
-Family History
-Find Us Online

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January 19th, 2010

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