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    Randal Baier

    • Eastern Michigan University
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    Associate Professor / Media, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian at Eastern Michigan University.

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    Planning for an online archive … What is needed?

    Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | rbaier

    The Gordy-Motown Collection at Eastern Michigan University comprises about 1200 LPs, 900 45s, sheet music, cover sheets, recording session and fan club information. The bulk of this material spans the period 1969-1988.

    Gordy-Motown Finding Aid

    Gordy-Motown on ArchiveGrid

    Although we have a finding aid, and some visual data already online, we would like to fully develop this as an online “product.” My hope is that the full visual and audio collection, including sound clips of course, can be developed into a useful scholarly resource.

    Gordy-Motown Visual Material in Luna

    A this point we gone through the heuristic phase, but this has mostly been internal reviews done by myself and various colleagues who have helped get some parts of the collection visible on the Web.

    I’d like to explore with @GLThatCamp folks how we might develop this into a fuller collection.