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HOW TO SUBMIT FILES TO OLGA (THE ON-LINE GUITAR ARCHIVE)
OLGA, the On-Line Guitar Archive, is a natural development of
the guitar.tab newsgroups. The Archive provides a library of files that
is more permanent than usenet and is easily accessible, and attempts to
prevent repetition of work already done by the community.
If you can educate others in how to play a song, type up
the chords and/or tab and/or playing tip and send it to both the
newsgroups *AND* the archive, and contribute to the community.
OLGA is particularly looking to develop the weaker areas, such as bass tab,
acoustic and classical pieces, country, blues and jazz.
It's very simple:
Step 1: Before you submit, make sure of the following:
Final a) That you have included the song name, artist's name
Preparations and YOUR OWN NAME (and if different, the transciber's name)
b) If you can, include other information such as the name
of the album from which the track comes, the name of the
author(s) of the words and music, details of the publisher
and catalogue number, and notes on what effects are used
and on how to play the music. It is also extremely useful
to mention if your file is a special version of the song,
such as from a live show or an acoustic recording.
c) Make sure that the file is 'all your own work'. If you
use copyrighted material, it won't (knowingly) be
* d) Check the archive to ensure that you are not
duplicating material already there. If there is
already a version of a song, YOUR SUBMISSION WILL
BE SENT BACK TO YOU, and will not be accepted until the
file contains some note recognizing the presence of the
existing file and saying how the two versions compare,
and possibly instructions to the archivist. If a chord or
tab file already exists for the song, take it down
and incorporate your material with it.
Try to contact the original author to come to an agreement.
Always credit the original author and mention what each of
you has done.
* e) Files must be *written* in plain-text. It's not hard to
save your work as plain text, so there's no reason these files
shouldn't be right and we will return any that are have
formatting problems such as lines wrapping over the page
or tab lines that don't match up.
When writing in a word processor (word, macwrite, notepad,
etc) you should:
use courier font (or some other monospaced font)
limit the width of the page to 65 characters
save the file as text before sending
(When writing in any *text* editor (e.g. emacs, vi, ed,
pico) you will naturally have to do all these things.)
Step 2: Use Email
Submitting Use a subject line of the same form as you post
to news, i.e. TAB: 'songname' by 'artistname'
Acoustic pieces should be sent to both gui...@olga.net AND
Bass tab should be sent ONLY to b...@olga.net
Country music should be sent ONLY to Greg vaughn at
Greg will then upload these files to OLGA, so there is
no need to send them directly to OLGA as well.
ALL OTHER FILES, and files you are unsure of, should be sent
Files must be sent individually (that is, don't
send two files in one post, though tar files are acceptable.
Z and gzip compression are acceptable.
When *sending* your plain text file, Pine-readable encoding
or uuencoding are OK.
Step 3: Because of the hassle caused by EMI, updates are not being
Checking made as refularly as we'ld like. So do not expect your file
to appear with the week. Wait until word of a new update comes
out, then check an updated mirror.
Your file at OLGA:
Any file archived becomes the property of the archive in so
far as material extraneous to the musical content (basically
the header and .sig) may be removed or edited.
Posting to usenet or submission to the archive implicitly
gives permission for fair-use distribution.
The author's name and e-mail address will always be retained
if accompanying the file, along with any other information
the archivists deem relevant.
The archivists retain the right to modify or remove files as
they see fit.
In cases of duplication of a song, the archivists may remove
a transcription judged to be of inferior quality. As mentioned
above, submittors are expected to offer opinion as to the
quality of existing versions of files.
Requests to have files removed or modified should be made to
the archivists by e-mail to gui...@olga.net
Additions/corrections to this file welcomed - send to questi...@olga.net
Last Update Dec 96
cal woods rcwo...@olga.net
Pete Palmer ppal...@cray.com
Ryan Harding r...@ukc.ac.uk
Dean Gaudet dgau...@hotwired.com
OLGA - The On-Line Guitar Archive http://www.olga.net