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Revision as of 14:11, 14 July 2016

The Public Domain Project is a open-minded (open to all people) project under the supervision of the Swiss Foundation Public Domain. It was formed in 2009 by Philippe Perreaux (Copyright lawyer) and Carl Flisch (Music historian). The major activity is the conservation and utilization of public domain music and film material.

In 2010 the project won 5,000 euros in the knowledge-value competition of Wikimedia Deutschland. Instead of money, Wikimedia sponsors a ELP Laser turntable (especially built in hand made). Wikimedia contractually agreed that Wikimedia Commons will receive a copy of each digitized work after checking the copyright status.

In 2012 the collector Martin Osterwalder donated additional 35,000 78 rpm records.

Since that date many other collections of grammophone records were transferred to the foundation or were announced us as a legacy.

In February 2014 our project was integrated inside the CDR department of the SOS-ETH (Student organization of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) and we found a great partnership with Wikimedia CH.

See also

Digitization office

SOI B1.1
Sonneggstrasse 28
CH-8092 Zurich

CDR/PDP Digitization


  • 16-90 rpm Gramophone records, 45-78 rpm Vinyl discs, Compact Cassette, DAT, DCC, MiniDisc, Reel-to-Reel


  • Betacam SP, Betacam SX, Betamax, Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX


  • DV, Mini-DV, DVCAM


  • 16 mm, Super 16 mm, Ultra 16 mm, Digital 16 mm, Super 8

Image photography and HD video

  • Shellac discs, Vinyl albums and discs, Phonograph cylinders

Image scanning

  • 35 mm film strips, Photographic plates, Reversal film (DIA)


  • U-matic Low-Band, U-matic High-Band, U-matic SP


  • D-VHS, VHS/-C, S-VHS/-C

Video 8

  • Video 8, Hi8

Video Compact Cassette

  • Video 2000 (V2000)

CDR/PDP Records Cleaning Services

Shellac discs

  • 16-90 rpm discs (5-16")

Vinyl discs

  • 16-78 rpm discs (7-16")


Cleaning- and Digitizing process

1st digitizing station for 78 rpm gramophone records
2nd digitizing station for vinyl records
Keith Monks RCM and the macro table
Keith Monks Archivist Duo MK IX (a closer view)