The Media History Digital Library <http://mediahistoryproject.org/> scans
and provides free access to magazines, books and catalogs related to motion
pictures (mostly), broadcasting and recorded sound. This is a
non-commercial, non-profit, all-volunteer conservation and access project.
We use the Internet Archive infrastructure, and thanks to the Recorded
Sound Reading Room at the Library of Congress, we've been able to promote
their recent scans. Materials now
the Library's collections include 31 Radio Year Books from 1937 to 1964 and
the reprint editions of the Edison Phonograph Monthly. Our website links to
the Library of Congress Packard Campus
Internet Archive, which hosts the files.
I am very familiar with magazine copyrights, and would be glad to work with
ARSC members to put Record Research Magazine online. The public domain
period is straightforward, and I can perform a risk assessment of the
copyright implications in posting the later issues.
We're also working with the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Niles Essanay
Silent Film Museum and the Pacific Film Archive Library and Film Study
Center on digitizing materials from their collections.
Founder, Media History Digital Library
On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Mason Vander Lugt <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> If this is correct, we'd be ok up 'til issue 239/240, leaving only the
> 7 issues. Would RIPM be willing to host them? I don't suppose ARSC has a
> "virtual library" space they'd be willing to host from?
> Also, David - This sounds like a really great resource. It's a shame it
> wasn't seen through. Is the scanning work complete? I'd be happy to spend
> some time indexing these if we could find a host.
> Many of you have probably seen this, but there is an index of RR available
> at http://www.proaxis.com/~settlet/record/RR/
> It isn't very easy to search, but you can use the google "Site:" feature if
> you don't already know what you're looking for. Fully searchable text (via
> OCR) is definitely the best option.
> I'm may be thinking too big here, but the next best resource I could think
> of for this type of project is the Kinkle Encyclopedia. I definitely
> wouldn't even begin to scan these by hand, but would look into a
> professional scanning service if we could get permission (the author is
> deceased and the publisher (Arlington House) is defunct). I'm thinking this
> would be my top candidate for the EDVR treatment. Just an idea.