ARSC Speakers Bureau
Recommendation 1.4 of the National Recording Preservation Plan (NRPP) outlines the need to "establish university-based degree programs in audio archiving and preservation." The Plan recognizes three core areas in which skills must be developed:
Within ARSC's membership, there are experts in all of these areas who are enthusiastic to share their knowledge of these topics in a classroom setting. To further the goal set forth by Recommendation 1.4 of the NRPP, ARSC has established a speakers bureau where educators can connect with experts in audio preservation in order to arrange guest lectures, either in person or through distance learning technology.
Who can request a speaker?
The speakers bureau was conceived with a formal classroom setting in mind. Instructors in archives, library science, recording arts, folklore, and other relevant programs are strongly encouraged to include guest speakers in their curricula. However, non-profit groups interested in audio preservation with an audience of 15 or more people are also welcome to request speakers.
Is there a fee for using the speakers bureau?
No. The speakers bureau is provided as a free public service, but speakers may request compensation for travel beyond a distance specified by the speaker.
Request a Speaker
To request a speaker, please fill out this form. Please allow at least 3-4 weeks to process a speaker request.
List of Speakers
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