The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message. If you have any questions, please click
on one of the links or e-mail addresses below.
--- 2010 ANNUAL CONFERENCE ---
You are invited to join friends and colleagues for the 44th annual
conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. The event will
be held May 19-22, at the Chateau Bourbon, 800 Iberville Street, New
Orleans, Louisiana. Local hosts include the Historic New Orleans Collection,
the Louisiana State Museum, and Tulane University's Hogan Jazz Archive.
The Chateau Bourbon, a historic hotel in the French Quarter, is located in
the former D. H. Holmes department store, which opened in 1849. The
pre-Civil War landmark was transformed into a unique hotel through a
complete renovation in 1995. Nearby points of interest include the National
D-Day Museum, Audubon Zoo, Preservation Hall, and the 1300-acre City Park.
A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSC conference attendees at the
special rate of $129 (plus tax), single / double (1 king / 2 queen beds),
for the nights of May 18-22. Conference rates will also be honored three
days prior (May 15-17), subject to availability. Rollaway beds may be added
for $20 per night, subject to availability.
Rooms must be reserved by Tuesday April 27, though you are strongly
encouraged to make your reservations as early as possible. All rooms are
held on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is likely that our room
block will sell out prior to this deadline. Reservations for the conference
dates can be made on ARSC's group page:
If you plan to arrive early or stay late, or have any special requests,
please call 1-888-404-6875 and refer to "Association for Recorded Sound
Register early and save! Full conference registration postmarked by April 27
is $145 for ARSC members, $170 for non-members, and $85 for students. After
that date, registration is $170 for ARSC members, $195 for non-members, and
$95 for students.
Single-day registration fees are as follows: $50 per day, members; $58 per
day, non-members; $30 per day, students. After April 27, $58 per day,
members; $65 per day, non-members; $35 per day, students.
For the complete preliminary program, registration form, and further details
about the conference:
For further information, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Conference Manager,
at [log in to unmask] or 812-855-7530. For exhibitor and sponsorship
opportunities, contact Kurt Nauck, [log in to unmask], 281-288-7826.
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 collectors and professionals.
Scheduled presentations include:
-- "What's Coming in Copyright Reform" -- Tim Brooks
-- "The Forthcoming National Recording Preservation Board Report on a
National Recording Plan" -- Brenda Nelson-Strauss
-- "Metadata for Audio Preservation: Current & Emerging Strategies and
Tools" -- ARSC Technical Committee
--"Strategic Evaluation of Media Collections: The Indiana University
Bloomington Media Preservation Survey" -- Mike Casey
--"Carbon vs. Silicon: Human Skill vs. Technology in Audio Digitization" --
-- "Workflow Management with Cube-Workflow" -- Rob Poretti
-- "Building the Foundation of the Cajun & Creole Music Collection at the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette" -- Sandy Himel, Lance Chance
--"Record Makers and Breakers: New Orleans & South Louisiana, 1940s-1960s,
Researching a Region's Music" -- John Broven
-- "New Orleans Veteran Record Makers Panel" -- moderated by Ira "Dr. Ike"
-- "Fifty Years of Catching the Sounds of Southwest Louisiana" -- Chris
You are invited to attend the Technical Committee's question-and-answer
session, on Friday evening.
The preliminary conference schedule can be viewed at:
The Education and Training Committee is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop
on "Disaster Planning and Recovery for Audio Materials," on Wednesday, May
The topics to be covered are:
-- "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!"
Spaces are limited and a separate registration fee applies. Pre-registration
is required. For more information:
HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION TOURS
The HNOC is offering tours of the Louisiana History Galleries, located on
the second floor of the Merieult House, at 533 Royal Street. The docent-led
tours are offered Tuesday to Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.,
and 3:00p.m. Identify yourself as an ARSC member to receive free admission.
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM RECEPTION
On Thursday evening, the Louisiana State Museum is hosting a private tour of
the historic Cabildo (site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies, in
1803) and the exhibit "Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock
'n' Roll." Co-sponsored by the Ponderosa Stomp, the exhibit offers a
sampling of rare and previously unseen artifacts from the golden ages of
rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, pop, and soul. The exhibit also
provides a wonderful overview of Louisiana record labels and performers.
LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY CD RELEASE PARTY
Following the conference sessions on Friday, there will be a special CD
release party for "Cabaret Echoes: New Orleans Jazzers at Work, 1918-1927,"
a new project co-produced by Doug Benson and David Sager and issued by Off
the Record. The CD features a collection of early New Orleans jazz bands and
oral history excerpts drawn from the collections at Tulane University's
Hogan Jazz Archives.
The conference will conclude on the evening of May 22 with the annual Awards
Banquet in the hotel's Lafitte ballroom, preceded by a Happy Hour. Winners
of the 2009 and 2010 ARSC Awards will be honored. The local arrangements
committee is promising some very special after dinner entertainment. Banquet
tickets are $50 each.
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.