Actually if you have something really historical,like an interview with General Eisenhower during the war,or an unissued recording by Frank Sinatra,or Mischa Elman,or something like that,the whole world would be interested.
From: Lisa Lobdell <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tue, May 18, 2010 4:07:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glass Records
Lou, sorry to have confused you. It would make more sense if you saw the boxes which are approx.12 inches wide and 24 inches long. When I first saw the boxes, I thought they were packed front to back - one row deep, a 2 foot long single vertical row of records. On opening them, I found they were packed "sideways" a 12 inch row of records with the remaining 12 inches of space around them used for packing material. Not a technical term, but I joined this listserv to get some simple answers about glass records, not to describe the contents of a box.
Does that help?
Lou Judson wrote:
> Thanks Susan. And conversely, audio engineers with vast and extensive restoration experience are locked out of even simple transfer job positions for lack of that degree. I almost got a position at a local University - was second in line of 200 applicants - but it went to a librarian... I'm not bitter, still a happy freelancer, but it felt odd, when I had all the skills the job required, and dedication and all.
> But, in response to your response, knowing a bity of terminology like vertical and horizontal instead of sideways is not what I would consider "extensive training" and in the present and into the future, audio is becoming more important - but maybe records are so peripheral and old fashioned that I am simply out of touch with the library industry...
> Lisa, I'd still like to know what you meant by "sideways!"
> On May 18, 2010, at 8:19 AM, Hooyenga, Susan Marie wrote:
> Yes, MLS means Master of Library Science. And it's true that very few library/archival programs provide extensive training in audio preservation. They focus on text, and rightly so, because that's what the vast majority of librarians and archivists work with. Very few of us are lucky enough to work with sound recordings.
> Susan Hooyenga
> Project Assistant, Sound Directions
> Archives of Traditional Music
> Indiana University