Today, we’ve learned a bit more about a portion of what LC plans to add to the online jukebox.
A new “Special Notice” from LC (via FBO.gov) says LC plans to issue a “sole source purchase order” to George Blood L.P. in Philadelphia to digitize 3,484 early commercial 78 rpm disc recordings for inclusion in the National Jukebox database/website. The recordings come from the Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs/Museum (HCA) and the Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
The notice states that, the objective is to have these additional historical recordings from the HCA collection digitized by the end of FY 2015.”
Below is the full text of the “Statement of Work” document that was included with the special notice.