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New report on recorded sound preservation in the USA

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published "the first comprehensive, national-level study of the state of sound recording preservation ever conducted in the U.S.". Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress, the 169-page report, titled The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age, may be ordered or dowloaded here: http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub148abst.html

ARSC Conference 2011: Call for Presentations

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for presentations at its 45th annual conference, to be held May 11-14, 2011, in Los Angeles.

ARSC welcomes papers on the preservation and study of sound recordings--in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. We seek papers and panels that are informative, display a passion for their subjects, and include compelling audio and visual content.

Digital Video Format Technical Meeting, coincides with AMIA/IASA annual meeting

The (U.S.) Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group would like to inform readers of a user-community technical meeting pertaining to digital target formats for video preservation reformatting. The meeting will coincide with the IASA/AMIA joint conference in Philadelphia and will be held on November 1 from 3-6 pm, final location to be determined. The hope is that technically oriented persons from interested organizations will attend.

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