Consider This! Providing Access to Archival Sound Collections: A Transcription Disc Example
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Before embarking on a project to provide access to an archival sound collection, several special considerations should be taken into account as they may have ramifications that determine the ease in which the goal of that project is achieved. These considerations include the stability of the format, the objective of the issuing body, the most appropriate delivery platform, and how to maintain the integrity of the catalog when transcribing by audition. In 2008, the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City was awarded a three-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to catalog the 10,000 transcription discs that make up the J. David Goldin Collection. In this poster session, you will see how these special considerations were applied to this collection with successful results, and in some cases, how they were not applied resulting in adjustments that have yet to prove their effect on the overall outcome.