Marantz Professional said its PMD660 Portable Solid State Recorder and CDR310 Professional CD Recorder will be used to record oral histories at two notable National Parks Service sites.
The Ellis Island Oral History Project records and archive audio memoirs of immigrants, workers and officials who passed through the Ellis Island reception facility.
The Flight 93 National Memorial at the crash site near rural Shanksville, Pa., also is creating an oral history component, recording the recollections of 9/11 by those affected. The two are overseen by the Museum Division of the National Parks Service.
According to Marantz, the Ellis Island Program had relied mainly on DAT decks, as well as analog cassettes and open-reel tapes, some of which are still used for long-term archival applications.