Friday, March 2, 2012

Conference - Association for Recorded Sound Collections

The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.


The 46th annual ARSC Conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside
Radisson in the heart of downtown Rochester, New York, May 16-19. The
Eastman School of Music will host the conference.

The Rochester Riverside Radisson is located on the bank of the Genesee
River, and is a short walk from the Eastman School of Music. Nearby
attractions include the George Eastman House, Rochester Museum and Science
Center, and the Strong National Museum of Play.

A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSC conference attendees at the
special rate of $123 for a Standard Room, single or double occupancy.
(Upgraded room options are available.) Our contracted dates at the Rochester
Riverside Radisson are May 15-19. Group rates will be honored three days
before and after these dates, pending availability.

Rooms must be reserved by April 24, though you are strongly encouraged to
make your reservations as early as possible. All rooms are held on a
first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve a room visit:
and follow the reservation instructions at the bottom of the page.

Register early and save! Full conference registration postmarked by April 24
is $150 for ARSC members, $175 for non-members, $75 for student members, and
$85 for non-member students. Single-day registration is also available.

The preliminary program, registration form, and further details about the
conference are here:

For further information, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Conference Manager,
at or 812-855-7530.

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Callie Holmes at or 202-707-5246.

ARSC is dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in
all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods.
Reflecting this broad mission, the upcoming conference offers talks and
sessions that will appeal to both professionals and collectors.

Scheduled presentations include:

-- Jim Reilly and John-Louis Bigourdan: Image Permanence Institute: From
Media Stability Research to Sustainable Preservation Strategies
-- ARSC Technical Committee Session: Making the Case: Why Audio Preservation
Can't Wait
-- Franz Kunst: The Project South Collection: The Civil Rights Movement in
-- Daniel Beaumont, Seth Winner, and Ed Komara: My Black Mama: The Influence
and Significance of Son House Records
-- D.J. Hoek: Beyond Bebop: Contemporary Classical Music on Dial Records
-- David Jessup: From Discards to Discography: An Independent Perspective on
Benny Goodman's Career
-- Kevin Fullerton: Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Adagio of Spanish

You are invited to attend the Technical Committee's Open Meeting with
question-and-answer session, on Thursday evening.

The preliminary conference schedule (subject to change) can be viewed at:

On May 16, the Education and Training Committee hosts "Copyright and Sound
Recordings," a day-long workshop on copyright and related issues for sound
recordings. It includes a roundtable discussion with speakers from a variety
of backgrounds. Workshop participants will have a chance to ask questions of
the panel.

A separate registration fee applies for the workshop. Pre-registration is
required. For more information, see:
or contact Karen Fishman, , 202-707-5856, or Aaron Bittel, , 310-825-1695.

If this is your first time attending an ARSC conference -- welcome! To
introduce you to the conference and other members, we encourage you to
participate in the Mentoring Program. During the Newcomers Orientation,
first-time attendees will be paired with Mentors, typically long-time ARSC
members. Mentors will answer your questions about ARSC and the conference,
and introduce you to others with similar interests and goals.

Veteran ARSC members who plan to attend the conference are urged to become a
Mentor and participate in this rewarding program.

Interested? Check out:
or contact Sara Velez,

For information about optional tours and the Awards Banquet, see the
Conference Overview:

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.