Thanks for the offer!
Perhaps ARSC will take you up on that.
At present ARSC Journal articles, 1967-1995, are available online for free in AMP! (ARSC's Media and Publications Database). ARSC Journal articles, 1996-date, are available online for ARSC members-only in AMP! ARSC Journal articles are also aggregated by five subscription databases with various coverage of back issues.
The AMP! homepage spells out the similar arrangement for ARSC conference sound recordings and slide presentations.
The publications committee and the online media committee both work on this and have made great progress in improving access to this content. They may be interested in reviewing arrangements if alternatives would better serve the purposes of the association.
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brewster Kahle
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Disposing of ARSC Journals and Others
Are these journals available online for free? If not, we could do scan
these and post them, gratis, as long as ARSC would not object and someone would donate a good version (like this one) to the Internet Archive.
On 9/29/16 2:12 AM, Frank Forman wrote:
> I have a complete run of the ARSC Journals going back to 1n1 1967-8
> Winter, except that 3n1 1970-1 Winter is a xerox.
> I also have fanfare 35n1 2011.9&10 through 40n1 2016.9&10 and most of
> the issues of Classical Record Collector, under its various names.
> As many of you know, I had a cochlear implant operation in 2007
> January. This operation and its hardware were designed for
> rumble-bumble in office meetings and posturing politicians rather than
> the imperishable truths of Beethoven, if only because speech is far
> less complex than music. Analog (you or Beethoven) -> conversion into
> digital -> broadcaster outside my ear -> chip just inside my brain
> (makes me a Cochlear Cyborg, since this chip is still the most
> advanced placed in an animal, about an 8088) -> 16 electrodes ->
> attaching to the nerves going directly to my brain.
> If you think of music being 88 keys, you can imagine how distorted the
> music sounds. Best for me is solo piano music I know very well
> (Gould's Bach, Beethoven and Mozart Sonatas. Best of all is Backhaus's
> authoritative (not authoritarian) Diabelli Variations.
> I rely on memory of the music to help me keep in touch with the
> transcendental. But nearly a decade on, my memory of the music has
> largely faded away.
> So, out with the journals. (I shall retain only the four issues that
> have my discographies.) I want to send them to an institution so I can
> take them off my taxes. I know one that will be glad to take them. I
> wonder what I should claim as deductions.