I wasn’t aware that copyright was a “behavioral issue.” Is there something else you were referring to here?
Like you, I do appreciate ARSC’s growth and reach in preservation.
So you agree with Kurt on ARSC not being concerned with diversity. Why do you put this last word in quote marks? Is there some other diversity than just plain diversity whose definition I’m unaware of?
ARSC members meet in significantly large public gatherings as well as in small official groups. ARSC presents a public face in both its long-running publications and statements to outside groups concerned with preservation, etc. The ARSC board, setting standards for our non-profit organization, has every reason to put forward diversity goals as well as policies for unacceptable behavior in our conventions and the meetings we hold. I truly wish that everyone behaved well with others.That’s not the world in which we live unfortunately.
Please accept my honest puzzlement with your last sentence. I not sure I understand how preserved recordings have all the ‘diversity’ (again with your quote marks) ARSC needs and our members should be exempt from any such thing.
> On Jul 19, 2020
> , at 9:45 PM, Paul Jackson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As the person who initiated meetings leading to the founding of ARSC, we were trying to find out who had what and get these various collectors and collections talking to one another.
> ARSC has become a group I probably never dreamed could do the things that are being done for preservation, for working with LC and other organizations, with grants for research, and copyright issues; *awesome.*
> But to get into "behavioral issues" was never the purpose or the bailiwick of this organization other than copyright issues. Working with people of any ideology other than my own would not keep me from my tasks and work with ARSC members.
> I now work as editor of two publications of our large writers organization. The only things I reject are 'straight political,' unless it is part of a larger story, and 'rants.'
> I agree with Kurt. ARSC should not be concerned with 'diversity' given we have that in all the recordings we are hoping to preserve. Find collectors and invite them in!
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> On 7/19/2020 5:24 PM, Corey Bailey wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> In the last newsletter, there was an open letter to the ARSC membership titled "Letters to the Editor" by Kurt Nauck.
>> Anyone care to comment on that letter?
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering