The PSO program is actually a 5-part panel, moderated by Seth Winner. Presentations by Dennis, John
Haley, Gary Galo, me and Jim North. We'll be covering most if not all of the recording history of
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Bill Klinger" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 3:09 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Conference 2015
> The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
> (ARSC) posts the following message.
> --- 2015 ARSC CONFERENCE: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA ---
> The 49th annual ARSC Conference will be held May 27-30, 2015 at the Westin
> Convention Center Hotel, in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The
> conference is hosted by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
> The city offers many attractions including the Carnegie Science Center,
> Heinz History Center, Duquesne Incline, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh,
> National Aviary, Bayernhof Music Museum, and the Frick Art and Historical
> Center. Historic Kennywood amusement park is about a 35-minute drive from
> the hotel. For distinctive local flavor, Pittsburgh's historic Strip
> District, named for its narrow confines between the Allegheny River and
> Grant's Hill, is just one mile from the hotel. Great cultural offerings
> found here include the famous Saturday Farmers Market, plus intriguing
> ethnic and specialty shopping, and tempting local cuisine.
> A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSC conference attendees at a
> special rate of $139 (plus 14 percent tax) for a standard room with one king
> or two double beds, single or double occupancy. Contracted dates at the
> Westin are May 26 until May 30 (with Sunday departure). ARSC group rates
> will be honored three days prior (Memorial Day weekend) and three days after
> these dates, subject to availability.
> The deadline to make reservations at the Westin is May 5, 5:00 p.m. EDT. You
> are strongly encouraged to make your reservations as early as possible,
> since all rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis.
> To reserve a room, follow the reservation instructions at:
> Register early and save! Full conference registration postmarked by May 6 is
> $160 for ARSC members, $185 for non-members, $75 for student members, and
> $85 for non-member students. Single-day registration is also available.
> For online registration:
> For further details about the conference:
> For general information about the conference, contact Brenda Nelson-Strauss,
> Conference Manager: [log in to unmask]
> To discuss or arrange sponsorship, exhibits, or advertising, contact Curtis
> Peoples, Assistant Conference Manager: [log in to unmask]
> CONFERENCE PROGRAM
> 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 professionals and collectors.
> Scheduled presentations include:
> -- Marty Ashby: Jazz in Pittsburgh
> -- Bill Doggett: Billy Strayhorn: A Portrait of an Iconic Pittsburgh Native
> -- Dennis D. Rooney: Early Years and Reiner/PSO Columbia Recordings
> -- Susan Hooyenga: Sound Directions at Indiana University: What Exactly Did
> We Preserve?
> -- Marcos Sueiro Bal: Factors in Audio Extraction
> -- Brewster Kahle: Building Shared Music Libraries
> -- Brian Harnetty: Archival Ethnography and the Berea Appalachian Sound
> -- David Giovannoni, Rebecca Feynberg, John Levin, and Nicholas Bergh:
> Recent Developments in Cylinder Audio Preservation
> -- Chris Lacinak, Mike Casey, & Patrick Feaster: New Developments &
> Applications for Surveying & Inventorying Collections
> -- Ward Marston & George Blood: Art & Science of Speed & Stylus Size in
> Acoustic Recordings
> -- George Blood: You Know You Want It: An Introduction to Quality Control,
> Assurance, & Testing
> -- Peter Alyea: The IRENE System
> -- Tim Brooks: Copyright Update
> -- Sam Brylawski: ARSC Guides the Way: Fulfilling the Recommendations of the
> National Recording Preservation Plan
> On Thursday evening, music film historian Mark Cantor is thrilled to present
> a program of performance clips highlighting new film discoveries and
> restorations, as well as films featuring musicians active on the Pittsburgh
> music scene. Mark is the curator of the Celluloid Improvisations Music Film
> Archive, one of the nation's largest collections of 16mm films that focuses
> on American popular music and dance.
> Many of the films that will be shared in the ARSC presentation have not been
> screened in years, if not decades. While the focus will be jazz, other
> genres of music -- country music and Western Swing, blues, vaudeville, jazz
> dance, and pop -- will also be generously represented.
> On Friday evening, be sure to bring your technical questions to "Ask the
> Technical Committee."
> The preliminary conference schedule (subject to change) can be viewed at:
> FROM IDEA to DELIVERABLE: PLANNING and EXECUTING YOUR GRANT-FUNDED PROJECT
> Your archive or library has an important collection of audio recordings, and
> you've come up with a project to process it. You're thinking of writing a
> grant to help fund the project, but you're not sure how to begin.
> On May 27, the Education and Training Committee is presenting a
> pre-conference workshop that will help you find answers to all your
> questions. This day-long workshop can help you understand and find your way
> through the complicated and complex world of writing grant proposals and
> completing a grant-funded project. The workshop includes an afternoon tour
> of The MediaPreserve. Bus transportation will be provided.
> ARSC is offering this workshop in a live-streaming, online version for those
> who are unable to attend in person. An archived version will be made
> available to all registrants, for a limited time.
> A separate registration fee applies for the workshop. The in-person workshop
> is limited to 50 participants. For more information, see:
> or contact Karen Fishman, [log in to unmask], or Aaron Bittel,
> [log in to unmask]
> ALL HANDS on DECK! AUDIOTAPE PLAYBACK WORKSHOP
> On May 27, the ARSC Technical Committee presents its Audiotape Playback
> Workshop. Do you deal with analog reel-to-reel tape? This hands-on workshop
> will get you rolling on best practices related to audiotape handling,
> identification, and playback. A lecture on the history and principles of
> magnetic recording will cover the theoretical basis. A hands-on session with
> experienced engineers will show you how to identify and play back audio tape
> on the beautiful Studer decks at The MediaPreserve. New this year: Advanced
> techniques in our "Experts' Room." This workshop is limited to 16
> A separate registration fee applies for the workshop. For more information,
> or contact Marcos Sueiro Bal, Technical Committee Co-Chair:
> [log in to unmask]
> NEWCOMER ORIENTATION and MENTORING PROGRAM
> ARSC invites first-time conference attendees and conference veterans to
> participate in the Conference Mentoring Program during the conference. The
> program pairs newcomers with long-time members, based on their shared
> interests. Mentors provide mentees with an orientation to the conference,
> the association, and its participants in informal meetings over the course
> of the conference.
> Please note: Only ARSC veterans who are committed to the mentoring program
> should volunteer.
> Mentors and mentees must be able to attend the newcomer orientation and
> welcoming gathering on May 27, 6:30-7 p.m.
> For more information, visit:
> or contact Sara Velez: [log in to unmask]
> AWARDS BANQUET
> The conference will conclude on Saturday evening with the annual Awards
> Banquet, preceded by a Happy Hour. Winners of the 2014 ARSC Awards for
> Excellence, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service awards,
> and the finalists for the 2015 Awards for Excellence will be honored.
> 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.