The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.


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

In the afternoon session, participants will get their hands dirty learning
basic triage and assessment of damaged audio media, equipment, and related

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.