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Rock Hall, Blue Arrow records, seek rock memorabilia for digital preservation

Published: October 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Blue Arrow Records will host a Memorabilia Scan Day Oct. 8 to help the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Library & Archives preserve local music history.

Fans and collectors are asked to bring in photos, handbills, programs, and other flat rock and roll memorabilia - 8.5" x 11" in size or smaller - to be digitized and potentially included in the Rock Hall's permanent collection. Items related to the history of Northeast Ohio popular music are of particular interest.

Ticket stubs and press passes are not being collected at this time but can be digitized and preserved for personal use during the event.

All participants will receive a voucher for a free admission ticket to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, to be redeemed by Oct. 31; a complimentary USB drive with digital, preservation-quality image files of their items; archival-quality sleeves to help preserve their original materials; a copy of the Library & Archives' zinePreservation: 88 Lines About 44 Techniques; plus, live DJs spinning vinyl - including John Petkovic, Tom Fallon, and Scott Borger.

The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. at Blue Arrow Records, 16001 Waterloo Road in Cleveland.

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