LARM - Audio Research Archive – University of Copenhagen

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15 January 2013

LARM - Audio Research Archive

LARM.fm is a web interface that allows users to access and work with audio files. At present, it provides access to

Technical specifications
LARM.fm is a web interface which allows users to reach and work with sound. LARM.fm currently provides access to approximately 1,000,000 hours of radio from 1930 until today, and to a bibliography of all radio- and TV transmissions on DR from 1925-1983.
LARM.fm is based on CHAOS (Cultural Heritage Open Archive System), an open source technology which enables users to work with sounds, video, images and text on the internet.

Use of equipment
LARM.fm provides research access to Danish radiophonic cultural heritage. Interactive features enable users to sort the material in folders and share it with other users. Metadata may be added to the individual files and annotations may be tied to certain sequences of the sound file. It is possible to develop project specific interfaces for annotation or based on specific research interests. It is easy to jump between files and loop sequences. It is possible to link directly to files or to quotes from files (for example in scientific references).

In the long term it will also be possible to work with audiovisual material in LARM.fm.

Target Group
LARM.fm is accessible to researchers and students at higher education institutions and to research institutions within the public sector. Entry is made from own computer via the internet.

Additional information
LARM.fm is still being developed and is improved on an ongoing basis, just as the amount of accessible material grows fast. It is important to point out that even though LARM.fm contains a great part of the material existing in DR’s radio archive it is not possible to make all of DR’s historical radio material accessible within the frames of the current LARM project.

LARM.fm is a Danish language site. It is not yet avalible in English.

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