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Dear List:

What is the latest on this post?  I was able to print out the Audio & 
Restoration Directory and the tips Peter provided, but I have not seen 
anything else.  A contact list of ARSC members would be great.  Also I 
read, either this list or AMIA, about some vendors that are providing 
free services for collections damaged by Katrina.  Did I dream this or what?
Please let me know,
Preston Everett
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Image & Sound


Nelson-Strauss, Brenda wrote:

>I have been working with the chairs of ARSC's Technical Committee and
>AAA (Associated Audio Archivists) to determine the best ways for ARSC to
>provide assistance to institutions and private individuals with
>important audio collections damaged by hurricane Katrina. Many
>organizations including the Association for Moving Image Archivists, the
>Society for American Archivists, the Regional Alliance for Preservation,
>and various museum and cultural groups have formed alliances to offer
>technical assistance.  Since none of these groups deal specifically with
>sound recordings, we are proposing that ARSC take the following steps:
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>1. Create a "disaster recovery and assistance" page on the ARSC website
>and place a prominent link to this new page from the ARSC home page.
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>2. Include the six vendors in ARSC's Audio Preservation and Restoration
>Directory (http://www.arsc-audio.org/Directory2005-07-25.pdf ) that
>offer disaster recovery services. Other highly-qualified experts may
>also be included. 
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>3. Include a contact list of ARSC members who are willing to talk to
>institutions and individuals with damaged collections and share their
>knowledge of/experience with particular vendors and the basic issues
>involved in restoring damaged audio materials; those who might have pro
>bono supplies or services to offer can also be included. 
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>4.  Compile format specific guidelines for handling audio materials
>damaged by water, removing fungus, decontamination, etc. This might
>include a list of Do's and Don'ts to assist people in making quick
>decisions, and/or links to sites that offer this information. 
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>5.  Compile a bibliography and include links to other sites with
>disaster recovery and disaster preparedness information (preferably
>those that specifically mention of sound recordings and/or magnetic
>media). 
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>5. Publicize the disaster recovery page on various lists, with a news
>release and other information that reaches the storm areas, etc.
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>We are looking for volunteers to assist with this project, particularly
>those with disaster recovery experience.  Peter Brothers (from Specs
>Brothers) has already offered a set of guidelines for dealing with water
>damaged magnetic tapes, but other format specific guidelines are needed.
>Chuck Haddix has begun work on the bibliography, but would welcome
>assistance.  Anyone willing to contribute to this project in some way
>should contact me offlist at [log in to unmask] Immediate action is
>required if we are to have the pages mounted in time to assist people
>with preservation decisions. 
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>Brenda Nelson-Strauss
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>President, ARSC
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