In this vein and as a member of the Music Library Association's Preservation
Committee, I've suggested a program for next year's open session,
"Curatorial Responsibility for Non-Commercial Recordings." The topic is
working its way through the bureaucracy.
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From: "George Brock-Nannestad" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 7:48 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] A scenario for bequests
> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> In the mood of the scenario that I posted about earlier today (but which
> not appeared as I write, because " ARSCLIST list is held") I am
> the following:
> Some private collections are donated to public collections, generating tax
> deductions in the process. It also generates work for valuers to find out
> what these deductions might be. However, if receiving a collection puts a
> burden on the receiving agency to digitize and maintain the collection, I
> would expect that the deduction should properly be converted into a
> supplementary tax burden on the donor. In other words, if the collection
> not come with the money to preserve it, then it could potentially be
> In a similar vein, the materials that could be privately inherited from a
> "modern" collector could potentially be a payment of, say, ten years of
> professional maintenance of the backup of the sounds he has collected.
> payments could also be put up for public auction (similar to works of art
> today). This message will self-destruct in 315,619,200 seconds.
> sucks. Or it certainly will, at some point in our development.
> Kind regards,
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