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Poster: brewster Date: Mar 6, 2019 4:58pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: 78 rpm upload guidelines *UPDATE*

Yes: this has made certain tasks easy for me

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Poster: samou812 Date: Mar 7, 2019 6:39am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: 78 rpm upload guidelines *UPDATE*

I downloaded it as MS Excel, and I'm not certain exactly what I'm looking at. Perhaps something got lost in the conversion from native.

I mentioned that in the first case of 78s I went through, I found that 80% of the 180 catalog numbers were already uploaded to IA and digitized, with a high probability that many of the remaining items had identical performances present under a different catalog number. Those were all naked 10" discs that appeared to have been marketed individually. Yesterday I went through my second container that consisted of mostly 12" records, mostly in album form, and the results were quite different. I didn't find *any* of the catalog numbers, and I didn't see evidence that many at all of the performances are present with different identification. Two examples: a 2-disc album titled "The Birds (Gli Ucelli)" on Victor Red (cat. 11-8945 & 11-8946) performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by Desire Defauw; a 3-disc album on Sonora Red (cat. 19004; 19005; 19006) of Tschaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" performed by the Havana Philharmonic directed by Massimo Freccia. I probably should note that my intention is to make an initial pass through the entire collection (6 ea containers with ~80 - 90 records each,) and discard any records that have positive matches already on IA. Then I will make a second, more diligent pass to eliminate identical performances under different catalog numbers. When I reach that point, if I upload scanned label images of the "survivors" is there anyone who can make further analysis of whether or not the performances exist on IA, or will my analysis already be "state of the art" at that point? Also, my research suggests I may have some labels and album jackets that are missing (or at least are not shown in the IA collection) for performances that are already present. Would there be any value in my furnishing images of those items without the audio (I have a large format scanner at my disposal?) If so, what would be the best way to submit those images? Sorry for the long post, once I start writing on something that interests me, the ideas sort of leap out of my head... Thanks.

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Poster: brewster Date: Mar 7, 2019 6:43am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: 78 rpm upload guidelines *UPDATE*

What might explain this is our physical collecting criterion looks for all discs we do not have, but our current digitization funding de-prioritizes classical albums and10" records.

Since we do not catalog the discs that have not been digitized, we do not yet have a way to know which classical discs we have.

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Poster: samou812 Date: Mar 13, 2019 12:37pm
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: 78 rpm upload guidelines *UPDATE*

OK. I have finished cataloging and de-duplication research for these records. Total count was 398 (physical records.) Count of unique physical records not currently appearing on is 125. Nearly all of those are 12". About half are in intact albums, the remainder are "loose" (I have slip covers for 10" records, but not 12".) I'm ready to at least explore the possibility of donating the lot of 125. I do have more questions, pursuant to that:
1. Is there any way for someone at to look over my list (csv attached,) and at least do a sanity check on records that you have in your possession, but have not yet scanned and listed, to possibly further reduce the number?
2. Most of the records appear to be in good condition. There are a couple that are warped, actually more "dished" than "warped" (symmetric.) A few have significant dust. A couple have some vestiges of what could be mold or mildew. Are there any steps that I need to take to clean or flatten records before shipment?
3. What is your advice on shipping?
4. What other details need to be taken care of for this donation?


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Poster: BNRToast Date: Mar 7, 2019 3:08am
Forum: 78rpm Subject: Re: 78 rpm upload guidelines *UPDATE*

Very useful, thanks. I use a similar sheet for our Bob and Ray materials.
Perhaps a version could be placed in the 78 RPM Archive collection and updated occasionally.

And thanks again for the Internet Archive.