The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message. --- ARSC PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2010 --- The 2010 ARSC Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, kicks off Wednesday May 19 with a workshop on Disaster Planning and Recovery for Audio Materials. Morning sessions include a discussion on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, a presentation on choosing vendors for recovery work, and a lively role-play debate between collection managers and cost-conscious administrators. In the afternoon session, participants will get their hands dirty learning basic triage and assessment of damaged audio media, equipment, and related materials. More information about the ARSC Pre-Conference Workshop will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. Questions about the workshop should be directed to Karen Fishman ([log in to unmask]) or Aaron Bittel ([log in to unmask]), ARSC Education and Training Committee Co-Chairs. 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.