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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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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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ARSC 51st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 10-13, 2017 | 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. More here.

Call for Posters
ARSC invites proposals for conference posters on the preservation and study of sound recordings. In recognition of our host 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. Deadline:Jan. 2, 2017. More here.

51st Conference Save the Date! [pdf]

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NEWS and EVENTS

ARSC New York Chapter December Meeting
The ARSC NY Chapter presents Sixty Years of the Vocal Record Collectors Society, moderated by Joe Pearce and Seth Winner., December 15th, 7:00pm at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center, NYC. Read more...

2016 ARSC Awards for Excellence Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research! ARSC Awards are given to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work today in recorded sound research. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes the contributions of these individuals and aims to encourage others to emulate their high standards and to promote readership of their work. See the press release for this years winners.

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.


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