At 12:18 PM 10/21/2003 -0400, Steven Smolian wrote:
>This is public domain outside the U.S., of course.
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>Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 11:17 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 21st Century Discographies
> > To whom...
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> > From: "Joel Bresler" <[log in to unmask]>
> > > I'd like to kick off a discussion of the content of published
> > discographies
> > > these days. Specifically, given the ubiquity of optical storage (CD ROM
> > > the least, and increasingly, DVD ROM) and web access at every library
> > > most end-users, what could and should be included?
> > Actually, this is already under extensive discussion on two e-lists
> > for the specific projects, as well as incidentally on the 78-L list:
> > 1) Jon Noring is trying to set up a project currently called "Project
> > Gramophone"
> > (name subject to change). The eventual intent is to provided sound files
> > every
> > available 78rpm sound recording in the public domain, and if possible to
> > obtain
> > permission from copyright holders for recordings not in the public domain
> > but
> > not currently reissued or likely to be in the future. This project would
> > also
> > involve the creation of an equally comprehensive discographic database on
> > all
> > 78rpm sound recordings (the contents of this database are so far to be
> > established)
> > Jon can be e-mailed at Jon Noring <[log in to unmask]> and the list can be
> > subscribed
> > to at the YahooGroups.com site.
> > 2) Ron Fial is providing space for Tyrone Settlemeir's 78Label list. This
> > would
> > involve making scanned images of the labels of all extant 78rpm records,
> > and, like
> > the above PrGr project would also involve the creation of a discographic
> > database
> > related to the label images.
> > Ron can be contacted at [log in to unmask], and the list can be subscribed to at
> > http://www.78online.com
> > Note that there is some overlap between the two projects insofar as
> > discographic
> > data would be concerned; I am in hopes the two groups are maintaining
> > contact to
> > resolve this. Once the "ultimate discographic database(s)" has/have been
> > created and populated, individual limited-interest discographies (i.e.
> > certain
> > artists. genres, labels, countries/regions, etc.) would be available just
> > defining queries and indexing data. I have been trying to connect
> > discography
> > with computer technology since 1989, when I first started using dBASE III+
> > to catalog my collection and digitize discographic references, as well as
> > trying to promote others to do so as well; once I saw the difference in
> > and effort between searching a dBASE file and searching 15,000 3x5 cards,
> > was
> > enthusiastic about the new technology!
> > Steven C. Barr
Forgive my inability to interpret.
*What* is public domain outside the U.S. - of course or otherwise.
Surely not the entirety of the material to which you top-posted.
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