Audio recordings are the foundation for most of Storyphile’s life story packages. You and your loved ones can replay your recorded interviews over and over again.
Storyphile records your life story interviews on high-end digital equipment recommended by archivists. To guard against equipment failure, we use a second digital recorder as backup.
We deliver your audio recordings as unedited MP3 files on two USB thumb drives. That gives you one to use and one to spare—or share.
We use DropBox to send an additional copy of your audio recordings straight to your computer. (The files are too big to send through regular email.) This gives you another backup of your recordings. DropBox is free. If you don’t know how to use it, we’ll walk you through the steps.
Storyphile uses professional transcription services to create transcripts of your interviews. Transcripts capture what you said and set it down in a printed format you can read.
Your interview transcripts include time codes from your audio files. This makes it easy to find specific information when you replay your recordings.
Storyphile proofreads each transcript for accuracy, reformats for easy reading and creates a table of contents to identify key topics.
We deliver your transcripts in an high-end archival-quality binder. This lets you add documents or photos and create your own life story archive.
We include a PDF version of your transcripts when we deliver your audio files. PDF—Portable Document Format—is a file format that can be read on any computer system. If you don’t already have it, we can help you install the free Acrobat Reader software you’ll need.