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Author Topic: digitizing the Boston Public Library Collection  (Read 341 times)

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Offline Vermonter

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digitizing the Boston Public Library Collection
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:12:48 AM »
Anybody know anything more about this? Any possibility of some blues discoveries? Looks like we'll have to live a while longer to find out.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/boston-public-library-vinyl-digitization?

Offline oddenda

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Re: digitizing the Boston Public Library Collection
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 05:47:21 PM »
I would not get too excited - this sounds like a collection of commercial recordings only... no field recordings. That's my initial response!

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Offline Stuart

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Re: digitizing the Boston Public Library Collection
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »
The chances of finding something previously unknown, but that we're interested in, are pretty slim as Peter says. However, it's certainly a worthy endeavor that will preserve an important part of social and cultural history. And one never knows what is hidden in the archives.

There was a short piece on TV out here about something tangential:

http://crosscut.com/2017/08/record-collection-japanese-immigrants-music-jccw/

https://kcts9.org/programs/borders-heritage-local-stories/records-history-music-collection-early-japanese-immigrant

One thing mentioned that I hadn't been aware of was that some of the records were pressed with only one side having music. The other side was blank.

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