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Alyssa Hislop joining the Archive of Recorded Sound



We are very pleased to announce that Alyssa Hislop will join the Archive of Recorded Sound as Project Sound Recording Cataloger on January 20th, 2015. 

As Project Sound Recording Cataloger, Alyssa's core responsibility will be to begin the immense task of cataloging the Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls, part of the recently announced Player Piano Project. Alyssa will initially focus on the Welte-Mignon rolls in the collection, which represent some of the oldest and often rarest rolls found in the Condon Collection. 

Alyssa comes to Stanford with more than four years experience, having served as Catalog Librarian at Dayton Metro Library in Ohio. She has significant expertise in RDA and original cataloging for audiovisual and special collections materials. As a pianist, Alyssa also possesses a detailed knowledge of much of the repertoire featured on the rolls in the Condon Collection, as well as the performers in each instance. 

Alyssa received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and French from Baldwin-Wallace College and her master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Please join us in welcoming Alyssa to Stanford. 

by Jonathan Manton


Congratulations and Welcome. Sounds like a facinating challenge. Looking forward to hearing about the development of the project.
I am very very proud of you!
I always knew you would be able to use your music and education to do great things!
Congratulations. I will be sending you a list of my piano roll collection which I will make available to the university for copying and return.
As one of the pioneers in music roll digitization, I'm very pleased to see Stanford engaging in this very worthwhile initiative to preserve and enhance a unique slice of our musical heritage.
Congratulations. It's wonderful to see Stanford moving ahead on this important program. After you catalog all the rolls in the collection (yes, I know, that will take quite awhile!), is there any chance that Stanford might make copies of some of these rolls so that others in the community who also have player pianos might purchase them?
See you on Wednesday at the concert. I have a list of rolls in my collection for you.

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