"Adopt a [Wax] Cylinder" for you and yours!
December 1, 2010 9:22 PM   Subscribe

A great gift for the archivist and/or audiophile in your life! Just in time for the holidays, donate NOW only $60 to preserve for posterity the controversial, the scandalous, the quixotic, the Springsteen-ian, the timeless classics, plus many, many more wax cylinder recordings from UCSB's Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project.

Previously (though sadly unadoptable): 1, 2
posted by unknowncommand (8 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Oh wow. This is amazing. I wish I knew someone who could do a donation in my name to this. Unfortunately, I am broke, as is everyone else I know who would care.

Please, please donate to this if you can!
posted by strixus at 9:33 PM on December 1, 2010

Currently, we only accept payment via check or wire transfer (no Paypal or credit cards at the current time).

Not a very compelling contribution engine, sadly. I went there to donate, but I haven't had stamps or checks in a decade.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 9:57 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thank you for this, unknowncommand.
posted by interrobang at 10:01 PM on December 1, 2010

Awesome. I'd love to see an image of the wax cylinder itself and its label, too bad they don't seem to be including that.
posted by XMLicious at 1:57 AM on December 2, 2010

Just don't let this guy get his hands on your cylinders.
posted by sonascope at 2:50 AM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

Also previously
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 5:04 AM on December 2, 2010

Beat me to it sonascope
posted by msbutah at 10:13 AM on December 2, 2010

I don't get it. When I go to the list of "adoptable" cylinders. I can click through to their details page and get listen to an mp3 of their contents. Doesn't this mean they're already digitized?
posted by pahool at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2010

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