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Hi Steve:

You can use Archive.org, but I found their interface terrible and inconvenient for the would-be 
contributor of knowledge. The end result I got was, all of the Audiotape Tape Recorder Directory 
issues that I had scanned ended up as one page:
http://www.archive.org/details/AudioDevices-TapeRecorderDirectory1960-1961
which makes it somewhat hard to sift through, although not completely non-inutitive.

I plan to upload more stuff like this, including scans of old record-company catalogs. I very much 
agree with and commend your comment about information being available to all researchers.

Agree that ARSC would be an appropriate "mother ship" for record company lists, catalogs and other 
promotional material, as well as some antique playback equipment information. However, to be useful 
it would need to be curated and there would need to be standards as far as scan quality, etc. We've 
batted this around at AES and never come to firm conclusions, although there has been much 
information sharing and the AESHC website grows each year with more material and more variety of 
subjects. I am a strong advocate for an established decent quality level for scans, but I don't 
think they need to be works of art, just good resolution on images and clearly readable text.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:14 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Need for document posting place


>I have many documents that are good source material for researchers.
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> I'd like to get some of these onto a site, preferably ARSC-hosted,
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> I have strong feelings that these and others that others may have should be
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> The site should be vetted by an ARSC member or committee to avoid
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> It should be available past the lifetime of those contributing documents.
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> The recent HRS-IRCC questions can be answered from the thick files I have on
> both organizations, but I see no reason to send them around and be dependent
> on other's interpretations of the data when it is feasible to let all see
> the same info and cross-check.  This holds true for a lot of other stuff as
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> This is a project I feel is of great importance.  How about it, ARSC?
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> Steve Smolian
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