36th Annual ARSC Conference
(Santa Barbara, California, May 8-11, 2002)
Pre-Conference Workshop: Basic Care and Management of Sound Recordings
ARSC again is pleased to announce that it is offering its Workshop
on the Basic Care and Management of Sound Recordings. In addition to
basic information on audio recordings, the afternoon will focus on digital
audio. As more and more archives begin to digitize audio for preservation
and access, a basic understand of the technology and equipment is becoming
an essential job requirement and will be covered in this workshop. Workshop
cost includes a box lunch and materials.
To register for the workshop, please use the conference
The four sections of the workshop are:
- Care and Handling of Audio - Overview of the care
and handling of archival recorded sound formats. Formats include wax
cylinders, commercial and non-commercial discs, Magnetic tape, and
Steve Weiss, Sound and Image Librarian for the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Intellectual Property and the Sound Archive - This
session will review copyright law and intellectual property issues
relevant to sound archives. Included will be a look at what issues
are pending and how they relate to archives.
Samuel Brylawski, Head of the Recorded Sound Section, Library
- Digital Audio Theory for the Lay Person - An introduction
to the basics of digital audio theory. Since the majority of CD production,
restoration, and archiving is now done in the digital domain, an understanding
of digital theory is necessary to fully exploit the technology.
Konrad Strauss, Director of Recording Arts, Indiana University.
- A Look at Digital Audio Workstations - Presents
a practical approach to assessing the features of digital audio workstations
for digital preservation.
Peter Alyea, Audio-Visual Production Specialist and Senior Studio
Engineer, Library of Congress.