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A textbook case: audio-to-text transcripts

Here is a story of audio-to-text transcripts which went on to become a famous text book, brought to you by Tigerfish Transcribing, your source for conference call transcription, corporate transcription, financial transcription, legal transcription, and general transcription services.

Famous Transcripts in History:  The Feynman Lectures  Part 5  

When Richard Feynman delivered the new first-year physics course lectures in 1961, the idea of teaching ‘modern’ physics – atomic physics, and quantum theory – to undergraduates was unprecedented, and there was no textbook.  To provide the students with study notes, faculty decided to tape the lectures and make audio-to-text transcriptions

Feynman wore a radio microphone hanging from his neck (you can see a picture here: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/) which was coupled to a magnetic tape recorder in another room.  The lectures were transcribed by a typist transcriptionist, Julie Cursio.

 

The process of this audio-to-text transcript

 

In Feynman’s Tips on Physics Robert Leighton describes the process:

“The lectures were taped: Feynman used one of those cordless lapel microphones, and we hired a young lady to transcribe them.  She was just as happy as could be, listening to that material and typing it. [A note from the blogger:  Women undergraduates were not admitted to Caltech until 1970, so this may have been her way of studying physics.] She did a fine job.”

But as it turns out, transcriptionists are part of a team!  Verbatim audio-to-text transcription is sometimes exactly what’s needed, and sometimes it needs editing (see Part 6)…

 

 

 

 

Ellen Park

Famous Transcripts