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Regular summary of PARADISEC’s ever growing digital repository of sound and video recordings, images and text files, currently totalling 2,779 items representing 54 countries and 593 languages.

PARADISEC welcomes on board a new Audio Preservation Officer: Aidan Wilson, a recent Bachelor of Liberal Studies graduate from the University of Sydney. Aidan’s study of the argument structure of complex predicates in Wagiman, a language from the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, Australia, won him first class honours in linguistics. He continues the work of digitising audio recordings carried out by Frank Davey and is currently making headway with David Goldsworthy’s enormous collection of reel-to-reel tapes of music from Malaysia and Indonesia (DG1).

PARADISEC Repository Metrics Report
as at 11 December 2006
generated weekly by Stuart Hungerford

Total size of repository
Collections : 75 collections
Items : 2,779 items
Files : 21,154 files
Memory Size : 2.85 TB
Duration : 1,423 hours

Total file counts and file sizes by file type
“.dv” : 23 files at 23.44 GB
“.jpg” : 13,730 files at 19.55 GB
“.mov” : 61 files at 485.53 GB
“.mp3” : 3,345 files at 76.18 GB
“.mp4” : 6 files at 2.22 GB
“.mpg” : 20 files at 13.49 GB
“.pdf” : 34 files at 5.7 MB
“.rtf” : 8 files at 1.04 MB
“.tif” : 356 files at 1.59 GB
“.txt” : 167 files at 5.97 MB
“.wav” : 3,345 files at 2.22 TB
“.xml” : 31 files at 1.2 MB


Interesting list of filetypes. Is it just a strange coincidence that you have exactly the same number of .wav and .mp3 files (3,345)?

It is no coincidence that there are the same number of WAV and MP3 files as we produce two versions (in those formats) for each audio item in the repository.

Congratulations Aidan!

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