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Re: [ARSCLIST] Tape baking question
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From: "Karl Miller" <lyaa071@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > We've had a few people on this list mention either dubs of old tapes or
> tape-to-digital dubs that turned out bad that were done inconsistently
> > and unprofessionally by "student labor" or "volunteers." WHile the spirit of
helping was very nice,
> > the result was useless.
> Indeed. I believe that years ago transfer work even at Library of Congress
> was done by students. At our library, our new director apparently places
> no value in the skills needed to do proper digitization...nor in the
> knowledge of discography. With that sort of attitudes, there isn't much
> hope for libraries.
As I recall, the use of student labour was what limited the usability
of the RDI; they were looking at photographs of the labels, and often
couldn't tell artists from composers from, in extreme cases, titles!
One wonders if there were (supposedly) records of, or by, "Use Victor Needles!"
Steven C. Barr