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Thread #126872   Message #2823303
Posted By: Folkiedave
28-Jan-10 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS cock-up
Subject: RE: EFDSS cock-up
Since it has very little to do with the EFDSS I am wondering why they are being criticised.

Unless you are the sort of person who believes things they read in the Daily Mail of course - that byword for journalism accuracy.

The money would have been better spent on digitising their archive and setting up an open access website

What an excellent idea. Let's see the EFDSS applying for lottery money to digitise the Cecil Sharp Diaries, or maybe creating a searchable database of the archives of six of the UK's most prominent folksong collectors. Then they could make each of the archives completely catalogued and digitised, so people could search the catalogues and view the digitised documents here simply by logging on to an open access website like this one.

I know people have been hibernating over this winter. Do keep up Sweeney - there's a dear boy.