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THE ARSC COMMUNITY
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ARSC 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 11-13, 2016 | Bloomington, IN
Pre-conference Workshop May 10-11:
A two-day audio archiving boot camp based on the recently published ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation will be held in IU's new facility for the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
Travel Grants: Thinking about attending your first ARSC conference? Consider applying for an ARSC Travel Grant! Deadline is December 18th. Click here for details!
Call for Papers: Presentation proposals are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is January 3, 2016. Click here for details!
NEWS and EVENTS
2016 Joint Technical Symposium Early-Bird Registration Extended to December 18th!. JTS 2016 is organized by the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and will be hosted by SEAPAVAA and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), March 7-9, 2016. To register or to find more information, see the JTS website: www.JTS2016.org.
The Fall 2015 Issue of ARSC Journal is Now Available! View the Table of Contents. And remember - print copies of ARSC Journal and online access is a benefit of ARSC membership! Don't forget, it's time to renew!
2015 ARSC Award Recipients Announced!
ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. View winning publications.
The 2015 ARSC Service Awards go to Tony Russell (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Marcos Lacerda (Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings Award). Read more.
ARSC Preservation Grant Applications Invited
The ARSC Grants Committee is now accepting applications for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings Grants Program. Application guidelines are available here. The deadline is Dec. 15th.
ARSC Research Grant Applications Invited
The ARSC Grants Committee is now accepting applications for the ARSC Research Grants Program. Application guidelines are available here. The deadline is Feb. 29, 2016.
ARSC President Signs CCAAA Declaration in Honor of WDAVH 2015
ARSC President, Patrick Feaster signs the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) declaration, “Safeguarding Endangered Archives: A Shared Vision” in honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015. See the full announcement and declaration here.
The Phonautograms of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
In observation of this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, and in celebration of the succcessful nomination of "Humanity’s First Recordings of its Own Voice: The Phonautograms of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (c.1853-1860)," to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, First Sounds and ARSC are releasing a facsimile edition of Scott de Martinville's own definitive anthology. See the full announcement and access the facsimile here.
ARSC celebrates WDAVH 2015 with release of AMP! In celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2015, ARSC has released AMP! - ARSC Media & Publications, a searchable database of over 2000 articles, reviews, and columns published in the ARSC Journal since 1967, and over 500 audio recordings of ARSC Conference presentations since 1994! Try it out here!
ARSC New York Chapter Videos!
The next in our series of ARSC NY Chapter videos is published: A Centennial Tribute to Jorge Bolet, presented by Joe Patrych and Jon M. Samuels, recorded at CUNY on Nov. 20, 2014.
The 2015 ARSC Fall Membership Directory
is Published! This annual publication provides contact information for members, as well as, occupation, works published, recording format expertise, and other areas of interest and research. (Access limited to current members.)
The 49th Annual ARSC Conference Audio Recordings are here! The ARSC community recognizes the research value of these recordings and we take pride in making them available to members. Special thanks to all of this year's fantastic presenters for sharing their work!
Members can access recordings here.
Read presentation abstracts here.
Not a member? Join today!