I'll ask a very simple question: Why does all of it have to be digitized?
I'd start with a triage process to prioritize the material.
There's a point when you have to look at something and determine if
the material - or significant parts of the material - are worth
saving. If you're really doing this as a "labor of love", you will
likely find out that the love affair will end when you consider the
time and cost involved.
Archivists and collectors have to make these decisions all of the
time. I would consider getting advice from a professional with some
familiarity with the material to see if making it available for
researchers at some point is going to be really useful or just
marginally "nice to have". It might be that the content is available
in other forms or is similar to something already being archived and
not as useful as something unique.
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 2/20/2013 3:31 PM, Joel Alperson wrote:
>>>> I have the task of digitizing over 10,000 audio cassettes
> From: Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]>
>>> The first question: are you being paid for this work? And if so,
>>> how? By the hour? Piecework? Or a flat fee for the whole job?
>>> Peace, Paul
> From: Joel Alperson <[log in to unmask]>
>> Thanks for your reply, Paul.
>> No payment. This project is a labor of love. Joel
> Guys and Gals of the ARSCList -- I think we have all just heard the real
> definition of true love! In the background I think I hear a concertina,
> Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly . . .
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]