The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound
Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.
--- NOMINATIONS for the 2014 ARSC AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ---
You are invited to propose candidates for the 2014 ARSC Awards for
Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Nominations may be
made by anyone, ARSC member or not. The deadline for nominations is
December 31, 2013.
Eligible publications include any original work -- book, monograph,
article, liner notes, conference proceedings, or
electronically-published materials -- first published during 2013.
The work may treat any subject related to recorded sound, but must
embody the highest research standards. It should deal primarily with
historical subjects, pertaining to periods at least ten years prior
to the year of publication, with the exception of works related to
modern preservation or playback technology.
The ARSC Awards typically recognize histories, discographies, or
biographies representing the "Best Research" in these recording
genres: Blues or Gospel Music; Classical Music; Country Music; Folk
or Ethnic Music; Jazz; Popular Music; Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul;
and Spoken Word. Additional categories include: General Research in
Recorded Sound; Record Labels or Manufacturers; Phonographs; and
Preservation or Reproduction of Recorded Sound.
The Awards Committee especially welcomes information concerning
eligible journal articles, as well as foreign and small-press
publications that might otherwise be overlooked.
For more information about the Awards for Excellence:
NOMINATIONS for the ARSC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT and DISTINGUISHED
The ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an
individual, in recognition of a life's work in research and
The ARSC Award for Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings
honors a person who has made outstanding contributions to the field,
outside of published works or discographic research.
Publishers, collectors, and others are encouraged to suggest
candidates at any time.
For more information about the Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished
Nominations for the ARSC Awards for Excellence must include the name
of each nominee, together with the names of co-authors, the
publication title, and the publisher’s name and address. Please
submit nominations to one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee:
Roberta Freund Schwartz
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Additional information about ARSC, including a list of past ARSC
Award Winners, may be found 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.