I have been on ARSCList since 2004, and have always noticed the lower rate
of participation from the librarian/archivist population versus the
collector/technical end. I've subscribed to the new list, but for the sake
of having fewer mailing lists to subscribe to, I'd prefer if there was just
one. The splitting of the membership into two doesn't make much sense to me.
I agree with Wendy that some of the attitudes that are displayed toward the
library folks regarding their alleged lack of knowledge about content of
sound recordings is, frankly, appalling, ignorant, and insulting, and all
the more reason to keep a single ARSCList.
Special Collections Unit
The New York Public Library
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