We have been working closing with an outside contractor to map the process and begin the conversion of our old microfiche blueprint plans to a digital format. This will be a multi-year effort to convert all of the 125,000 fiche records to the new format. This upgrade will result in improved access to the records by the public and City staff.
(The City of Palo Alto’s Development Office email blast, May, 2014)
Meanwhile, in a related matter, I hear tell that musicians individually collaboratively and professionally known as The Baby Sitters Club (Matt Sussman, Rachel Metz and Jessie Oppenheimer) want me to send them the two demo tapes they sent me leading up to their appearance with Spoon and Van Gogh’s Daughter at Cubberley in 1998. It seems they sent me master tapes of two rehearsals. (On actual tape cassettes).
Speaking of which: I am waiting for the Earthwise Productions media vendor to report back on backing-up or copying to digital the first of what will eventually be a neat little archive of about 40 performances at the Cub, including my Medeski Martin and Wood, Dar Williams, Mother Hips and Imogene Heap. Somewhere I posted to the web some digital files of the Elephant Six Olivia Tremor Control…