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
THE ARSC COMMUNITY
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ARSC 51st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 10-13, 2016 | San Antonio, TX
Call for Papers
ARSC invites proposals for presentations at our 51st annual conference, to be held May 10-13, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. ARSC welcomes papers on the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. In recognition of our hos t city, San Antonio, we especially encourage presentations focusing on the rich history of regional indigenous and immigrant communities, performers, songwriters, composers, broadcasters, record labels, and personalities in the Southwestern United States. The deadline for proposals is Jan 2, 2017. For details please click here.
51st Conference Save the Date! [pdf]
NEWS and EVENTS
ARSC Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings Applications are now being accepted! Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000 are available for projects to preserve and promote access to recordings. The deadline for applications is December 15th. For details and application instructions click here.
ARSC Annual Conference Travel Grants Applications are now being accepted! Grants are designed to support professional development and encourage active participation in ARSC with financial assistance for conference attendance. The deadline for applications is December 16th. For details and application instructions click here.
Introducing ARSCLIB: The ARSC Library and Archives Electronic Discussion List! ARSCLIB has been created to be a forum for discussing issues of concern to individuals who are responsible for caring for recorded sound collections within institutions. The discussions are expected to have a narrower professional focus than the main ARSCLIST, discussing issues such as collection policies, deaccessioning, cleaning, digitization, metadata, etc. To subscribe to ARSCLIB and/or ARSCLIST, go to www.arsc-audio.org/listservs.html.