Help introduce concepts of audio preservation to students by signing up for
the ARSC Audio Preservation Education Speakers Bureau. The initiative is
supported by the Dave Nolan Memorial Fund, which was set up to help bring
audio preservation experts to the classroom. As many of these experts are
within the ranks of ARSC, we are asking members to volunteer as guest
lecturers in one or more of the following fields, as per Recommendation 1.4
of the National Recording Preservation Plan:
1. Administration and management of archives and collections
2. Physical conservation and reformatting of historical audio recording
3. Management of digital audio assets and storage systems
Because of the extremely limited funding available to support travel at
this time, this initiative will begin as a distance learning opportunity
for students using web or video conferencing technology. However, we hope
to attract more funds in order to reimburse travel expenses for
face-to-face lectures and workshops.
The final deliverable will be a searchable database through the ARSC
website where interested educators can find guest speakers by subject area,
keyword, name, or geographic location. ARSC will facilitate the matching
of audio preservation experts to educators interested in incorporating
audio preservation into their curriculum.
Once a baseline roster of guest lecturers has been established, I will
begin reaching out to institutions starting out with graduate-level library
and information studies programs, and then recording arts programs as well
as any other information science, materials science, and relevant history
or anthropology courses.
To volunteer, please submit your name, affiliation (if any), preferred
contact information, subject areas of interest, and an optional sample
lecture outline/syllabus to Will Chase at [log in to unmask]
Please don't hesitate to contact me on or off-list with any additional
questions. Volunteers will be kept up-to-date as the project progresses.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.