Tech Talks Presentation by Andrew Justice, July 29, 2009


The shift from analog sound recording techniques (magnetic tape, lacquer/shellac/vinyl discs) to digital media (compact discs, DATs, digital files) has been an incendiary component of the digital information revolution—consider where we would be without iTunes, Napster, RIAA lawsuits, MP3 files, and so forth.  Although many people use MP3 players on a daily basis, the basic knowledge of how these technologies work and what is possible with them often offers new possibilities to the user, so they can interact with their digital music collections on a more meaningful level.

This presentation discusses the development of digital music technologies and introduces the basic platforms on which the user can become more familiar with digital music.

Full Presentation

Click here to view the full presentation: Digital Music 101 (PowerPoint)

Some file types require special programs to use or view.  Here are links to several of the most common programs:

About the Author:  Andrew Justice is Music Librarian for Audio and Digital Services at the UNT Music Library.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 12:00pm