Hey! What's been going on with mu:zines lately, I hear you ask?
(Ok, you didn't, but I'm gonna tell you anyway, because I know you all like to be informed - that's why you're reading his thread!)
We've only gone and collected *and* scanned *all 128* issues of Home & Studio Recording, that's what!
(Thanks mostly due to Mike's herculean scanning efforts with his collection...)
Wowzers, I didn't expect to complete acquiring that collection within (more or less) a year, that's for sure! That's one more complete publication collected and scanned to go along with Music Technology, E&MM, Sound On Sound, and Recording Musician we've already completed.
Next up for scanning/collecting are International Musician and The Mix, as well as a bunch of outstanding miscellaneous issues in the scanning queue.
Oh, and we've catalogued and indexed all the ES&CM audio cassettes and have a natty audio player for these (which makes listening to them actually a nice experience - you can skip the adverts and all the Simmons tom fills, which goes a long way to retaining your sanity!) - which will be up when the first cassette bearing issue of ES&CM goes up over the next week or two - and after those last few issues we have of those are done, we'll be back round to getting more SOS issues done next...
Could it be more exciting?! I don't think so! :)
Oh, we also have tagged all the ads to all live content, and are ad-tagging each issue as we go forward, so at some point later on when the feature is live, searches will also optionally be able to pull up ads for gear, as well as a dedicated ad search facility, which is handy for research. It's just that this is probably less exciting than the other cool stuff above, so I thought I'd stick it down here...