Gecko wins the SONUMA acetate disc digitization project

SONUMA shows its confidence to Gecko awarding the digitization of 17,000 acetate disc sides. This collection includes unique recordings cut on acetate discs of 10, 12 and 16 inches, between 1934 and 1959. This project will begin in 2022 and will last for several years, allowing the contents of these 11,000 records to be made available to the general public.


The innovative solutions, the quality of Gecko’s project management and the high standards of quality control have been once again recognized and praised by the SONUMA:

“To address all types of degradation, Gecko has developed unique cleaning and restoration solutions that are perfectly suited to all types of situations. As a result, it appears that the success rate of the digitization will be particularly high. With quality control being a key element of the process, Gecko’s proposals fully reassure the SONUMA of the quality of the work that will be provided.”

Gecko has over 15 years of experience and expertise in the preservation of acetate discs. To date, we have preserved more than 250,000 sides of 78 rpm discs for many national and international clients, including INA, BnF, RTS, VRT, meemoo (VIAA), the International Court of Justice (ICJ)…

For more information:

VRT discs digitization using INA-Saphir

RTS disc digitization

Nuremberg Trial disc digitization for the International Court of Justice