audio preservation

Museum collection of rare Indian shellac records

Discs and Machines

My collection of more than 200 gramophones and nearly 100,000 records are being moved into a new building in Plassanal, Kerala, India. Inauguration of the Museum cum Archive is scheduled for 26th January 2015. A seminar will be conducted on 25th and 26th January.

I am maintaining a You-tube channel for uploading very old and rare recordings on Shellac records. Visit for viewing and hearing more than 400 recordings.

49th annual ARSC Conference

27 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
Pittsburgh, USA

The 49th annual ARSC Conference will be held May 27-30, 2015 at the Westin
Convention Center Hotel, in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The city offers miles of riverfront trails and a vibrant downtown cultural
district with many attractions including the Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Hall,
Heinz History Center, August Wilson Center for African American Culture,
ToonSeum, and the Mattress Factory museum of contemporary art.

Keeping Tracks : A one day symposium on music and archives in the digital age

21 Mar 2014
London, UK

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: Free, booking essential

A one-day seminar addressing issues in contemporary archiving for record labels, archives, institutions and individuals.

Beginning with a presentation of the British Library’s perspective on cutting-edge audio archiving techniques, delegates will hear from the experts how to best preserve, conserve and transfer sound recordings from physical to digital. The British Library’s pilot digital music deposit project for archiving contemporary releases will be introduced by its creators.

Radio Mogadishu archives get digitized

After more than 60 years of analogue storage in an inadequate environment, the Radio Mogadishu audio archive is being digitized in order to save it from deterioration and introduce the unique Somali historical recordings to new audience.



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