(apologies again for cross-posting)
Thank you very much to everyone who has completed the sound recording
The surveys were originally closing tonight, but will be open for an
additional 48 hours. They will now close on Wednesday, November 13th, at
midnight PST (UTC -8 hours).
The surveys are applicable to any collection of sound recordings,
regardless of the sound recordings' origin, format, subject matter, storage
method or location, audience, etc. There are also no restrictions on where
respondents are located. Responses from any geographical location are very
If you or your institution/organization do not group recordings into
distinct collections, we encourage you to take the survey as well. There
are applicable answer choices, and your responses will be very helpful.
If you have created or acquired recordings for a purpose other than
collecting, such as for commerce, genealogy, scientific research, or other
research, your responses are also very welcome.
For those that completed or started the surveys: If you have questions or
comments about the survey, or would like to discuss your response in more
detail, please feel free to contact me directly by email (
[log in to unmask]).
For quick reference, the links to the two surveys are directly below:
Survey link for individuals:
Survey link for institutions/organizations:
William R. Vanden Dries
MSIS Candidate, University of Texas at Austin School of Information
Chairman, Audio Preservation Fund
Graduate Research Assistant, Applied Research Laboratories
Student Technician, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center