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 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.

ARSC New York Chapter October Meeting
The ARSC NY Chapter, with the NY section of AES, presents Revisiting the Legendary 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert, or "The Greatest Broadcast That Never Happened", hosted by Robert Auld, with Vincent Pelote and Seth B.Winner, Oct. 6th, 7pm at The New School for Jazz Performance, NYC. 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.

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.)

ARSC Video Production Guidelines.
You may have noticed ARSC now has a YouTube Channel! The ARSC Online Media Committee (OMC) is developing this platform to promote ARSC and share the expertise of our community. The guidelines outline procedures for proposing and creating video projects for ARSC. Please consider proposing a project! Contact the OMC with any questions.

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!

AVPreserve has released its Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Audio in association with ARSC's new publication...

Image: guide cover ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation
Sam Brylawski, Maya Lerman, Robin Pike, Kathlin Smith, editors
May 2015, 240 pp.
ISBN 978-1-932326-50-5
CLIR pub 164
PDF Download of Report

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