chapter  3
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Bibliographic Lacunae: Susan T. Sommer

The fIrst of them, which has remained virtually unmentioned by everyone, is what I feel to be our lack of access to visual sources. I think in Jim Coover's paper this was hidden perhaps under one of the subsections. The second, which some people have mentioned and which obviously we are trying to address in many ways, is our failure to control primary source material in the 19th and 20th centuries particularly. And the third is a lack of communication that I think many of us suffer from, that is, communication with our counterparts in the other performing arts, especially those people who are working in dance, in theater, in film, and in sound archives. I felt the only people to address this directly were my colleagues from the Library of Congress, a non-academically affiliated organization.