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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May 27-30, 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA

 New to the ARSC conference? Register now for the Newcomer Orientation/Mentoring Program.

 Two Pre-Conference Workshops:
* From Idea to Deliverable: Planning and Executing Your Grant-Funded Project [pdf]
* All Hands on Deck! Audiotape Playback Workshop [pdf]

 Check out the latest on the conference, including Hotel and Travel information, Corporate Sponsorship and Silent Auction invitations, and Things To Do In Pittsburgh!


 Reminder: The deadline to apply for an ARSC Research Grant is Feb. 28, 2015.

Call for Applications
ARSC is looking for a creative and social-media-savvy member to make a big impact on ARSC's future in this new committee positon - ARSC Social Media Editor.

The Music Library Association is offering free LIVE STREAMING from their 84th Annual Meeting on February 26, 27, and 28! Tune in here! See the schedule here.

The program for the 19th SEAPAVAA Conference in Singapore, April 22-28, 2015, is now available: Earlybird registration has been extneded to Feb. 28th!

DAS 2015
Registration is open for DAS: Digital Asset Symposium 2015 to be held May 8, 2015 in New York, NY. Read more...

Count what you do and show preservation counts!
The FY2014 Preservation Statistics Survey, a project to document and analyze the preservation activities of cultural heritage institutions in the United States, is now open. Any library or archives in the United States conducting preservation activities is encouraged to participate in this survey, which will be open from Tuesday, January 20, 2015 through Friday, February 27, 2015. For more information, visit the Preservation Statistics website:

Have a mystery sound recording? Submit it for "Audio Archaeology: Identifying Unknown and Unidentified Sound Recordings", a session chaired by ARSC members Thom Pease (Library of Congress) and Sandy Rodriguez (UMKC, Marr Sound Archives) at the Music Library Association's conference in Denver, CO, 2/25-3/1/2015. Read more...

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