Saturday, March 6, 2010

Workshop - Workshop on Disaster Planning and Recovery for Audio Materials


The Education and Training Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound
Collections presents "A Workshop on Disaster Planning and Recovery for Audio
Materials." The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00
p.m., at the Chateau Bourbon Hotel, 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans,

Disasters can have a major impact on all our audio collections, and it's
important for everyone working in an archive, library, or special collection
to know what to do after a disaster occurs. This year's workshop will focus
specifically on disaster planning and recovery of audio materials.

This workshop is for archivists, librarians, audio engineers, and others who
work with sound recordings. Participants will gain specific information
about what precautions to take before a disaster event, whom to call for
help, how to keep track of holdings after disaster strikes, and what actions
can be taken to minimize damage and stabilize collections.

The workshop features the following sessions:

-- "Disaster Recovery after Hurricane Katrina"
-- "Vendors and Barcodes: Keeping Track of Your Collection"
-- "Administrators vs. Archivists: A Mock Debate on Funding for Disaster
Preparedness and Recovery"
-- "Hands-on for Disaster Recovery -- What To Do After the Disaster!"

The workshop registration fee is not included in the conference registration
fee. Early workshop registration (postmarked by April 27) is $75 for ARSC
members, $85 for non-members, and $40 for students. After that date,
registration is $85 for ARSC members, $100 for non-members, and $45 for
students. Detailed information about the workshop can be found at:

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please direct all workshop-related questions to the Education and Training
Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Fishman: , (202) 707-5856
Aaron Bittel: , (310) 825-1695

The 2010 ARSC Conference, May 19-22, offers a number of learning
opportunities. Please see the preliminary program details at:

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections 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.