The name of the organization supporting the reformatting was identified on
the air as "The Smolian-Giovanoni Foundation."
This was a bit of an inside joke, since Dave Giovanoni and myself both do
things with NPR.
Dave and I now hold regular board meetings to complain about how slowly the
project is being implemented.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Taylor" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Analog Masters (side comment)
> Last month I spoke about audio preservation at a conference attended
> art conservation students. One of them approached me afterwards and asked
> if I'd heard anything about this big reformatting project that was going
> LOC. She said they were reformatting everything to large discs. I was
> thinking some kind of super-sized, super audio CD. But then she said the
> were made of shellac.
> She was a little bit irked at NPR when I told her I thought they were
> her leg.
> Rick Taylor
> Graduate Student
> Preservation and Conservation Studies
> School of Information
> University of Texas at Austin
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> Quoting Jerry <[log in to unmask]>:
> > I hadn't heard that show, and for the second time in many years I was
> > in by NPR on April Fool's Day. The first time was several years ago
> > my clock radio came on to a story about an innovative technique whereby
> > newborns were fitted out with an implanted chip that enabled them to
> > acquire new learning effortlessly. As I cursed away at this
> > my wife said "April fool, dear!" -- Jerry
> > At 08:35 AM 5/15/2004, you wrote:
> > >>If shellac discs have a "best before" date...
> > >this reminds me of the story on NPR about how the LOC was converting
> > >all audio to shellac 78's for posterity. (it was on April first last
> > >year)
> > >Dale
> > >[log in to unmask]
> > >www.longrunaudio.com