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
> 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