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Daisy production

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Daisy production

  1. 1. DAISY Local implementations of a global standard Panel Members 1. Phil Lawson - CBM Australia 2. David Vosnacos - Association for the Blind of Western Australia 3. Hiromitsu Fujimori – Plextor Japan 4. Marianne Kraack – Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind 5. Andrew Furlong – Vision Australia
  2. 2. DAISY Recording at CBM Australia The CBM Audio Library is a FREE Library service distributing predominately Christian audio books and magazines to anyone with a print disability throughout Australia and New Zealand. Phil Lawson
  3. 3. DAISY Production • New DAISY books • Studio • Field • DAISY Magazines • Conversion to DAISY from Analogue Masters • Reels • Cassettes
  4. 4. CBM Studio • CBM has a fully equipped Recording Studio setup for book and magazine production • Professional and Volunteer Narrators • Use LP-Studio • Engineer operates equipment, quality checks book as it is read and does the post production
  5. 5. Field Recording • Volunteer narrators record books and magazines from their homes in various parts of Australia. • Setup with a laptop, USB Microphone, headphones and USB DAISY Recording Remote • Process • Self Installing CD • LP-Studio • Book returned on USB Memory Stick • Post production done in studio • CD sent to volunteer quality reviewer • If OK Master file; • created, archived and distributed
  6. 6. Converting from Analogue • Load Reels onto PC (multi-track/high speed) • Load Cassettes using multiple decks simultaneously • Re-master Audio (NR, EQ, Level Matching, Peak Reduction) • Mark Chapters • Replace Announcements • Re-Save and add to DAISY Structure in LP-Studio • Mostly done by Volunteers
  7. 7. DAISY Magazines • CBM records a number of monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly magazines. • Distributed Monthly on a single Compilation Disc • Subjects such as Library News, Devotional, Current Affairs, Music, Christian History and Church Newspapers • Production varies depending on content • Music • Multiple Narrators • Interviews • Combination of LP-Studio and Multi track editors • Field Magazines – Similar to book production.
  8. 8. Issues Faced • Magazines • Some magazines are date specific • Need to have all magazines finished at least a month early to put compilation together and get it distributed • Getting Print Source early enough can be a challenge • Borrower with MS
  9. 9. Issues • Field Recording • Narrators are distant – Fixing problems • Be available over the phone • Computer Literacy • Remove most of the technical aspects and let them do what they are good at. • PC Remote Assistance • Recording Remote Control needed as keyboard/mouse too noisy • Lessons Learned • Good Contact is key (personal / organisational) • Staged Implementation
  10. 10. For more Information • library@cbm.org.au • Free Call: 1800 678 069 (Aus) • PO Box 348 Box Hill Vic Australia 3128
  11. 11. David Vosnacos Program Manager: Information Systems Association for the Blind of Western Australia (Inc.)
  12. 12. In-house productions Digital conversion Public domain Post processing Miscellaneous
  13. 13. Review of options ◦ Cubase LE ◦ Book Producer ◦ Audacity ◦ LP Studio Pro ◦ Obi ◦ SigTuna DAR 3 ◦ Dolphin Publisher
  14. 14. Volunteer background Flexibility ◦ Compressed / Uncompressed ◦ Volume management Back up procedures “Tweaks”
  15. 15. DAISY Pipeline Audiobook Maker
  16. 16. Dolphin EasyConvertor Microsoft Word “Save As Daisy”
  17. 17. David Vosnacos Program Manager: Information Systems Telephone: +61 8 9311 8202 Facsimile: +61 8 9361 8696 Email: david.vosnacos@guidedogswa.com.au
  18. 18. DAISY in Japan An International Perspective Hiromitsu (Hiro) Fujimori
  19. 19. DAISY Creators in Japan • Braille Libraries (100 libraries) • Public Libraries (60 libraries) • Volunteer groups (20,000 people)
  20. 20. Relationships Braille Library Public Library Volunteers Municipal Government DAISY Book Production DAISY Book Production DAISY Publication Production Individuals Translation to DAISY
  21. 21. Cooperation of volunteer groups • Share guideline information for DAISY production to keep quality level consistent • Share title information under production in order to avoid duplication
  22. 22. PLEXTALK Products in Japan Production - Personal - Recording Reading - PRS PTR2 DR1 PTP1 (Pocket) PTN2 NetPlextalk
  23. 23. A typical Recording setup
  24. 24. Thank You Hiromitsu (Hiro) Fujimori
  25. 25. Using DAISY 28 Marianne Kraack Manager, Library Collections and Access RNZFB
  26. 26. We use DAISY for • Books: audio only or audio with full text • Magazines • A to D conversions
  27. 27. Recording with DAISY • 3 monitored studios • 3 audio producers • 40 narrators • Self-monitoring booth planned • LpStudio Pro / SigtunaDAR3 • Dolphin EasyPublisher
  28. 28. DAISY with: human narration Professional narrators are • familiar with recording environment • skilled at characterisation, foreign languages, accents, sight reading
  29. 29. DAISY with: human narration • enhances listening experience • voice quality • familiar voices
  30. 30. DAISY with: synthetic speech • indexes, reference lists and bibliographies • RNZFB communication to members • trialled magazines
  31. 31. Studio statistics • Approximately 130 audio titles produced a year • 20 magazine titles produced • 1100 analogue to digital conversions completed • 3900 DAISY titles in digital archive Slide 34
  32. 32. DAISY has fans • Sound quality • Navigating sections • Bookmarking • Book information
  33. 33. Replicating the experience of reading print Using DAISY
  34. 34. Vision Australia DAISY Production Andrew Furlong
  35. 35. DAISY Production streams Studio Recording - Library & Educational Text Production - DAISY text (Synthetic Voice) Conversion - Existing and purchased content Exchange - Other DAISY producers Automated Production - National Newspapers, magazines, DAISY text
  36. 36. Different standards of Production Clients can choose Premium – highest quality, contracted, exams… Standard – high quality, human narrated, full DAISY structure, leisure reading… Rapid – Synthetic voice, less proofing, basic DAISY structure, faster availability Express – Automated, Synthetic voice, input = output, fast availability
  37. 37. Standard Studio production process Narrator Scan Electronic file from Publishers DAISY Structuring Source file (Transcription) OCR and Edit text Master DAISY Build & Validate (DTB tools) Print Pack and Post to client Internet download Burn CD i-access server storage Proofing
  38. 38. Studio Recording LP Studio Pro Studio Production Manager check-in/out Full DAISY structure is pre-made Volunteer narrators – self operate 1 Producer to 2 studios (6 studios) Rubberised keypad and suitable microphone
  39. 39. Conversion Dolphin EasyProducer, Wavlab Pipeline, EasyConverter, DTB Tools Custom designed tools – streamline and automation Convert analog tape, CD-audio, MP3, Other… Basic DAISY structuring Exchanged material is ‘standardised’ and validated
  40. 40. Automated Production Date specific - Newspapers, magazines i-access production manager, Newspublisher Online submission of content DAISY Text output Synthetic voice output DAISY structuring reflects input source documents Fast process, scalable
  41. 41. DAISY Synthetic Voice Nuance Synthetic voice – Kate & Lee Lexicon – pronunciation dictionary 10,000+ Australian place names 10,000+ Other pronunciations Quality of reading reflects input source documents Balance quality with speed
  42. 42. DAISY Development Synthetic Voice Lexicon In-house documentation in DAISY – Save as DAISY User selected ‘Multi-title’ CDs Adoption of DAISY Online Protocol For online distribution DAISY 4 Braille integration Mainstream compatibility Obi and Tobi production tools
  43. 43. Thank You Q & A Phil Lawson - CBM Australia David Vosnacos - Association for the Blind of Western Australia Hiromitsu Fujimori – Plextor Japan Marianne Kraack – Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Andrew Furlong – Vision Australia

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