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The following message has been posted by the Outreach Committee of the
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

--- 2009 ARSC CONFERENCE: WASHINGTON, DC ---

The 43rd annual ARSC Conference will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill, an
Affinia Hotel, at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, May 27-30, 2009.

The hotel, which opened April 1, 2008, is located three blocks from Union
Station, ten minutes from Reagan National Airport, and within walking
distance of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, the memorials on the
National Mall, and the Smithsonian museums.

For ARSC conference attendees, a block of rooms has been reserved for the
nights of May 26-30, at a special rate of $149 per night, single or double
(one king bed or two queen beds). The rate also applies three days prior and
one day after the conference, based on availability. Reservations must be
made by May 5, 2009 at (866) 233-4642 or [log in to unmask] Remember
to request the ARSC 2009 DC Conference Rate. Rooms are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. We expect our room block to sell out before
the conference, and possibly prior to May 5.

For more information about the Liaison Capitol Hill, visit:
http://www.affinia.com/Washington-DC-Hotel.aspx?name=Liaison-Capitol-Hill


PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR OF NAVCC:

ARSC is planning a pre-conference tour of the new Library of Congress
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). The Packard Campus of the
NAVCC, located on a beautiful 45-acre site near Culpeper, Virginia, is a
state-of-the-art facility with unprecedented capabilities for audiovisual
preservation and access. Chartered buses will depart from The Liaison
Capitol Hill on the morning of May 27, and return tour participants to the
hotel between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. The tour will be limited to 100 people, and
a separate registration fee will apply. For more information about NAVCC:
http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/


ARSC CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Further details will be added to:
http://www.arsc-audio.org/conference/


Registration forms for the conference and pre-conference tour will be
available on the website in February or March 2009. Registration fees won't
be set until that time, but we do not expect any significant increase over
the 2008 rates, which are posted at:
http://www.arsc-audio.org/conference/2008/pdf/2008-conf-reg.pdf


Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Brenda
Nelson-Strauss, ARSC Conference Manager, at [log in to unmask]



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.