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39th Annual ARSC Conference (Austin, Texas, March 30-April 2, 2005)

Conference Program

Wednesday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ARSC Board meeting
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ARSC Pre-conference Workshop -- "The Assessment, Preservation and Access of Audio Collections in the Digital Age: an Archival Case Study"
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration desk
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Exhibit setup (exhibitors only)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Opening reception
Thursday, March 31
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration desk
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Exhibits
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. A Look Back at 78-rpm Records
  • Blues Images: Advertising Paramount Records in the 1920s
    JOHN TEFTELLER, World’s Rarest Records, Grants Pass Oregon
  • Vernon Dalhart: From Opera to Country Recordings
    JACK PALMER, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Far from the Field: Sacred Harp 78s, 1922-1940
    WARREN STEEL, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Texas Music History and Collections in Austin and Texas
Local guest speakers TBALocal guest speakers to be announced
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. More Music and Collections from Texas
  • Southwest Collection Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
    CURTIS PEOPLES, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • Independent Texas Record Labels and Their Role in Recording Vernacular Mexican American Music in the Mid 20th Century
    CHRIS STRACHWITZ and TOM DIAMANT, Arhoolie Foundation, El Cerrito, California
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Buses to LBJ Library
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tours of the LBJ Library
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Buses to Austin City Limits Studio
4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception at Austin City Limits Studio
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Buses to hotel
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Associated Audio Archivists (AAA) Committee Meeting (all interested persons welcome) CHARLES J. HADDIX, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Chair
Friday, April 1
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration desk
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits
8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Recording Technology: Past and Future
  • In the Trenches: Surveying the Groove
    GEORGE BROCK-NANNESTAD (Gentoft, Denmark); BILL KLINGER (Chardon, Ohio)
  • Correction of Wow and Flutter Artifacts: Theoretical Implications for Analog Signal Degradation
    ROBERT HEIBER, Chace Audio, Burbank, California
  • New Magnetic Tape Restoration Process to Eliminate the Sticky Shed Problem from Magnetic Tapes
    CHARLES A. RICHARDSON, Annapolis, Maryland
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Recordings and Society
  • The Invisibility of Music in the Age of Recording
    MARK KATZ, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Gramophone Company in Central Asia: Social History through Discography
    WILL PRENTICE, British Library Sound Archive, London, UK
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Classical Music Careers and Recordings
  • Eugene Ormandy’s Career
    DENNIS D. ROONEY, New York
  • Stravinsky, Robert Craft, and Ross Russell’s Dial Records
    JERRY YOUNG, Austin, Texas
  • Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend
    MARK MCKNIGHT, University of Texas, Austin
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee break
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. New Discoveries in Jazz and Literary Recordings
  • Rosetta Reitz—Rediscovering Women in Jazz & Blues
    AVA LAWRENCE, Northeastern University, Boston
  • Jimmy Giuffre: Unsung Avant-garde Jazz Composer and Improviser
    PETER JOHNSTON, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Naropa University Archive Project: Preserving, Reformatting, and Cataloging 20th Century American Literary Culture
    TIM HAWKINS, DEENA WADE, and JOE CONWAY, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Boulder, Colorado
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Traditional Musics: Folk, Country, and Hillbilly Folk
  • Music on the Radio: Forgotten Roots of the Revival
    MATTHEW BARTON, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Ben Botkin and Folklore of the Badman
    MARY ELLEN DUCEY and PETERSON E. BRINK, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Outlaw Country: Godfather to the Muzik Mafia
    NANCY A. JACOBSON, University of Michigan, Detroit
  • “Pass the Biscuits, Pappy”—W. Lee O’Daniel or How to Win an Election with No Substance But a Lot of Entertainment Value
    CARY GINELL, Origin Jazz Library, Thousand Oaks, California
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee break
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Vintage Records, Blues, and Gospel
  • A Tour of Nauck’s Vintage Records
    JOE SALERNO, Houston, Texas
  • A Brief Introduction to the Sheldon Harris Blues Collection
    GREG JOHNSON, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
  • “There’s a Rainbow Shining Somewhere”: Homer Rodeheaver and the Birth of the Gospel Recording Industry
    DAVID N. LEWIS, All Music Guide, Ann Arbor, Michigan
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rare Motion Picture Screening: Homer Rodeheaver’s Gospel Music, 1933-1954
DAVID N. LEWIS, All Music Guide, Ann Arbor, Michigan
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Record Collector’s Gathering: Sharing Stories and Music
Host: KURT NAUCK, Nauck’s Vintage Records, Spring, Texas
Saturday, April 2
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Registration desk
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibits
11:00 a.m. Silent auction closes
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Finding and Using Sound Recordings
  • Wann geht der naechste Schwann?—A History of the Schwann Catalog
    MICHAEL BIEL, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    DAVID N. LEWIS, All Music Guide, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Sound Recording Reissue Practices Under Current U.S. Copyright Law
    TIM BROOKS, Greenwich, Connecticut
    STEVE SMOLIAN, Frederick, Maryland
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Technical Measures and Comparisons
  • Preservation Metrics for Audio Collections
    MICHAEL OLSON, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • A Comparison of Software Based Digital Audio Restoration Methods
    MARK SARISKY, University of Texas, Austin
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Technical Trials
  • More Than We Can Chew? Audio Preservation Digitization and Small Profit Institutions
    ANDY KOLOVOS, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont
  • WRVA Radio, the “Voice of Virginia”
    JAY GAIDMORE, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
    Also written by James Sam, Ryan Davis, and Anji Cornette, The Cutting Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. After the Converter: Moving Forward with Enduring Preservation of Audio in the Digital Domain – ARSC Technical Committee
  • An Overview of Worldwide Developments in Digital Preservation of Audio
    MIKE CASEY, Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana
  • Digital Preservation Plans at the Library of Congress
    PETER ALYEA, Library of Congress
  • Technical Metadata and Storage Issues for Small Archives
    JOHN SPENCER, Bridge Media Solutions, Nashville, Tennessee
  • When Audio Becomes Data: The Management and Storage of Digital Audio Files
    JON DUNN, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ARSC Business Meeting (open to all)
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ARSC Banquet Threadgill’s Restaurant
Guest speakers: THE KITCHEN SISTERS (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)


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