Funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services??? Federal funding??? You mean they're spending OUR money digitizing one hundred year old cylinder recordings? They should cut funding on this immediately, or at least roll it back to 80%.
Actually, I think it sounds like a pretty worthwhile project. It's just that I was momentarily shocked that anything worthwhile could be funded by the government.
I would rather it were funded privately, but that does not mean that it is not cool. I would rather the government didn't print our money, but I still like it.