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Re: [ARSCLIST] Libraries disposing of records
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From: "phillip holmes" <insuranceman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Well, if we need to keep prog and disco around to explain punk, then I
> guess you're right. I'm a punk fan too. It's amazing what you can
> accomplish with 4 chords and a bunch of guys who can't play their
> instruments all that well.
> Libraries and institutions should all specialize in something so they
> can do it well. If you are a jack of every genre, can you give anything
> enough time to do it justice? I'm not talking about personal
> collections. I'm speaking of libraries and institutions. There should
> be a list of libraries, and what their collections consist of, so that
> if a library gets a tasty rare bluegrass side (or other), and they
> specialize in the complete /Pablo Cruise/ or /Tony Orlando and Dawn/,
> they can send that Ralph Stanly acetate to someone who'll preserve and
> archive the material. That's just to hold the original specimen.
> After it has been restored/preserved, the recording should be available
> on the internet to other libraries. I'm not an advocate of making all
> recordings available to the public through the internet for many
> reasons, and I AM a member of the public. I like the idea of making
> someone go the library for access. I have multiple reasons for that
> opinion. Even though libraries are funded by tax dollars, they aren't
> funded like Kellogg, Brown and Root.
Interestingly enough, what this thread (and similar related threads on
the subject) proves is the fact that each one of us has a particular
personal definition of "ideal music, which needs to be preserved!"
Only difference being that many, if not most, of us, can do a better
job of explaining, justifying and defending our choices. Further,
there are many folks out there in Radio-Land whose defintion would
include ONLY classical music, inherently defining everything else
(or most of it) as "lowbrow trash" and thus unworthy of any effort!
Steven C. Barr