Put all three documents in the same folder.
Click the arrow on the right of the FIND box and Click on Open Full Acrobat
Search (Or Press CLICK+CTRL+F).
You are now given the option to search "In the current PDF documents" or
"All PDF documents" in a Folder of your choice.
You can now also use Copy and Paste &c.
You must use the searchable files on Rapidshare and the Internet Archive.
The files on Charm will not work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Download a W.E.R.M.
> WOW! What a wonderful gift to the archive community!
> A HUGE THANK YOU to all involved.
> It took me years to obtain a copy of WERM, and now a computer searchable
> copy at my fingertips.
> A note, and a question:
> At first, I thought something wrong with my downloads - but there are a
> number of BLANK pages
> at the start of each document.
> How do you search all 3 WERM volumes at once?
> Best wishes, Thomas.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Steve Abrams
> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:16 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Download a W.E.R.M.
> The World's Encyclopaedia of Recorded Music (WERM), an heroic endeavour by
> F. F. Clough and G. J. Cuming published in 1951, "aimed at the inclusion
> every record of permanent music issued since the advent of electrical
> recording up to April, 1950, throughout the world". Three Supplements
> covered the period up to the end of 1955.
> The whole of the W.E.R.M. has been scanned and put online by CHARM, the
> Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music, and is available
> free download in PDF format from their site:
> Their PDF of the 1951 WERM is a huge, 357 MB, unsearchable image scan.
> Joseph Serraglio has converted it to a searchable format, downsampled it
> reduce file size by 60%, and uploaded it to Rapidshare.
> (148 MB)
> This volume, pp. 912 including the first supplement, was posted to a
> list, but Mr. Serraglio has given me permission to pass the link to
> The scans of the second and third supplements on Charm are similarly
> and also unsearchable. However, Mr. Serraglio has drawn my attention to
> the fact that compact searchable PDF scans of these two volumes, 294 and
> pages respectively, are available from the Internet Archive, courtesy of
> http://www.archive.org/details/secondsupplement010477mbp (33 MB)
> http://www.archive.org/details/thirdsupplement1007508mbp (82 MB)
> If you keep all three files in a single folder you can search all of them
> Finally, the Gramophone Shop Encyclopaedias of 1936 and 1942 are also
> available in PDF from the Internet Archive:
> (1936 edition - 68 MB)
> (1942 edition - 60 MB)
> Steve Abrams