Officially launching the Archive

Well, it’s official. As of GAFilk 2020, we’re officially collecting data on our the crowd-sourced part of our archive. If you want to see the statistics, you can click the link above and scroll down on the page. We will continue to need people to come and classify clips and identify songsheets for years to come. Everyone who’s tried it so far says it’s a little bit addictive and fun! 

We’ll also be activating our data normalization team very soon, to start examining the data, and making it human readable. Many thanks in advance to Gabrielle Gold and Emily Hunter who have already volunteered. If you’d like to join the data team, please drop us a line using the contact form.

We couldn’t have gotten this far without the invaluable help of our volunteers.

We had an informal kick-off for the Archive in GAFilk’s consuite, deliberately timed to be concurrent with Harold’s 50th birthday celebration. Many photos were snapped and we’ll be posting them here as appropriate permissions are obtained. There was much cake, and a deli spread, courtesy of Phyllis Stein, in honor of what would have been Harold’s 50th. 

We took time to show people the cataloged assets, as well as demonstrating how to identify clips and song sheets. There’s still a lot of work to be done, and this is only the beginning. 

Thank you to everyone for being supportive and for taking business cards. We’re already seeing a small uptick in the volunteer labor on the identification site, please keep those identifications coming.

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