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In this vein and as a member of the Music Library Association's Preservation
Committee, I've suggested a program for next year's open session,
"Curatorial Responsibility for Non-Commercial Recordings."  The topic is
working its way through the bureaucracy.

Steve Smolian

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From: "George Brock-Nannestad" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 7:48 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] A scenario for bequests


> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>
> In the mood of the scenario that I posted about earlier today (but which
> has
> not appeared as I write, because " ARSCLIST list is  held") I am
> considering
> the following:
>
> Some private collections are donated to public collections, generating tax
> deductions in the process. It also generates work for valuers to find out
> what these deductions might be. However, if receiving a collection puts a
> burden on the receiving agency to digitize and maintain the collection, I
> would expect that the deduction should properly be converted into a
> supplementary tax burden on the donor. In other words, if the collection
> does
> not come with the money to preserve it, then it could potentially be
> refused.
>
> In a similar vein, the materials that could be privately inherited from a
> "modern" collector could potentially be a payment of, say, ten years of
> professional maintenance of the backup of the sounds he has collected.
> Such
> payments could also be put up for public auction (similar to works of art
> today). This message will self-destruct in 315,619,200 seconds.
> Inheritance
> sucks. Or it certainly will, at some point in our development.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> George
>
>
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