My full day at the archives was filled with cool activities. I spent the first half of the day cataloging the rest of the videos. I still really enjoy watching them and hope that other people will too and will be able to find them easier so that they can watch them. The center has a lot of cool materials. The videos are getting easier and easier to catalog, so I was able to move through them rather quickly. The rest of the day I spent trying to work through the cassette tapes, they were a bit harder to catalog. Some of them contained songs and where published by many records producers and others were taped panel sessions. I definitely discovered some more songs which I want to add to my music collection. The audio tapes that contain songs were something I had not encountered in the previous batch of records so I had to spend some time figuring out what I should do. I learned that it is quite time consuming to input information for some audio tapes that are compilations or have various artists because so many hands went into making that tape possible, from the performers to the lyricist and composers. Once again it really comes down to cost vs. benefits. Despite the difficulty, I am ready to continue them again on Monday.
Thought for the day: To what extent do archives form networks and collaborate the with each other?