This was a paper presented at last year's International Conference on
Music Information Retrieval:
"The Liner Notes Digitization Project: Providing Users With Cultural,
Historical, and Critical Music Information"
A little more here:
Sounds like a start. I would love to see an institution step forward,
but considering the risk it may be up to collectors with scanners. No
more context-free Folkways albums!
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It is a very frequent and disheartening occurrence that the booklets which
> accompanied 78rpm albums
> (sometimes LPs) are missing from copies available from dealers and online
> sources. These booklets are frequently very rich sources of information,
> and have their intrinsic interest.
> Catalogs from specialized record companies are also of great interest
> (Classical, Folk, Jazz, Documentary, Spoken word, etc.).
> Is there any person or organizations with a website where these could be
> made available permanently?
> Whenever possible, I have provided scans of this type of material. I hope
> in this community are willing to do the same. This could be a resource of
> immense importance to scholars and collectors.
> Would be a great service if LoC, Smithsonian, or University would commit
> to this.
> Comments / Suggestions ?????
> Best wishes, Thomas.