Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals—everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.  » learn more

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ARSC Launches New Diversity Outreach Committee The Diversity Outreach Committee will work to further enrich ARSC by cultivating diversity in its leadership, membership, scholarship and all activities. The Diversity Outreach Committee is currently recruiting members to assist in this mission. Please contact committee chair, Bill Doggett, if you're interested!

Grammy Foundation Grants
The deadline to apply to the Grammy Foundation's 2015 grant cycle for audio preservation and research projects is approaching! Letters of Inquiry are due October 1, 2014. For more information or to apply go to the Grammy Foundation Website.

ARSC Audio Preservation & Restoration Directory UPDATED!
The ARSC Technical Committee has released its latest edition of the Audio Preservation & Restoration Directory. Keep this valuable resource handy for your projects and for referring others.

ARSC is pleased to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound with our annual Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to all of this year's recipients on their exceptional work! And the winners are...

IASA Annual Conference
Early Bird Registration is ending August 31st for the 2014 conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 5-9. View the preliminary program here.

Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music is the theme of the 2014 Pruit Symposium hosted by Baylor University from October 23-25, 2014. Read more...

The Summer ARSC Newsletter is HOT off the press!

The ARSC 49th Annual Conference will be held May 27-30, 2015, in Pittsburgh, PA! Check back here for details as they develop!

19th SEAPAVAA Conference and General Assembly, 2015 will be held in Singapore, Philippines, hosted by the Asian Film Archive April 22-28, 2015. This year's theme will be Advocate, Connect, Engage. Watch for the Call For Papers and more conference information to be posted on the SEAPAVAA Website

Proposed changes to ARSC Bylaws: Electronic Voting The Ad Hoc Committee on Online Elections proposes to revise the Bylaws to remove language that restricts voting to mail-in ballots and allow for the option of electronic voting. Certain other minor changes are also proposed. See the full Proposal and instructions for members to cast their vote on the changes, here.

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