maybe the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv is a little bit nearer ;-). We have some experience in digitising cylinders (some 9000 so far). Maybe your friend of a friend can contact us directly to exchange a little bit more of information.
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Von: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Tore Simonsen
Gesendet: Samstag, 16. Februar 2013 18:33
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Betreff: [ARSCLIST] Broken cylinders
I have been asked by a friend of a friend about the possibility of digitalizing cylinders, some of them broken. I don't know who this person is, he is extremely secretive; all I have been told is that the cylinders are from the 1890s, are "bigger than ordinary cylinders", are unique, and "sensational" in its content, whatever that could mean. I have no idea of how much broken they are or how many items there are in all.
Where can I find the best expertise for this? Obviously it's a distance from Norway to US of A, and maybe I should look for a solution closer to home, but having seen a few presentations at ARSC conventions the last years I feel confident that I will find what we are looking for in the ARSC community.
All the best,
Tore Simonsen, Ph.D
Norwegian Academy of Music
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