Thank you. I'll definitely follow up on that suggestion.
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 5:29 PM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Before donating anything to a place like Stanford, please please contact
> ARSC's David Seubert at UCSB ([log in to unmask]). This is one of the most
> enlightened places in the world to house a significant collection when you
> are finished owning it. They really care, and they have the resources and
> intelligence to know what to do. At least speak to David and pick his
> brain. And by all means pay him a visit and see their magnificent
> facility. That is the "right place."
> John Haley
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Richard L. Hess <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > Hello, Dave and all,
> > There appears to me to be far more material in need of finding a home
> > can easily be found.
> > Fortunately, by early-2000s project of archiving everything of Marie-Lynn
> > Hammond's (www.marielynnhammond.com) was successful and was accepted by
> > Library and Archives Canada a while ago. In this case, all of the
> > quarter-inch tape material had been digitized by me at my own personal
> > expense. But, I had the good fortune that she was already on the
> > radar as someone to archive.
> > Recently, I've been talking to a major archive of traditional music
> > because, a few years ago, I was paid to digitize a bit over 100 reels of
> > Arab folk music field recordings by the original producer/recordist.
> > Considering the volatility of the region I am concerned about finding a
> > home for these recordings outside of the region. The producer has ties to
> > France and he's looking for an archive there and I'm looking for one in
> > North America on the basis that "Lots of copies keeps stuff safe."
> > When I spoke with the major archive, I was told that the fact that I had
> > already digitized them (and they were aware of the quality of the work I
> > did) that would be a plus in accepting the collection. So far, no motion,
> > but I haven't pushed the string either.
> > One of the challenges is that when archives make in-house digital copies
> > (even for CD release) it is sometimes not done on the quality of
> > or with the attention to detail that many of us who frequent this list
> > would use.
> > Cheers,
> > Richard
> > --
> > Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> > Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
> > http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
> > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.