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Sometimes the only examples of indigenous language are the recordings of
indigenous music in the early days of contact, is there a unified strategy
to catalogue such material?


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Marsha Maguire <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, Ms. Backman,
>
> Absolutely, yes, we're defining sound recordings broadly. The kind of
> recordings you mention are of particular interest to us (they can be the
> trickiest to catalog).
>
> Thanks for asking.
>
> Best,
>
> Marsha
>
> Marsha Maguire
> Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
> Library of Congress
> Packard Campus
> 19053 Mount Pony Rd.
> Culpeper, VA 22701--7551
> 202-707-8465
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>
> My opinions are my own and not necessarily those of the Library of
> Congress.
>
> >>> Prudence Backman <[log in to unmask]> 4/19/2010 8:11 AM >>>
>  How are you defining sound recordings. Do they include any audio tapes or
> just professionally recorded events? As a government archives our audio
> tapes relate to meetings, press conferences, presentations, speeches and the
> like. Are you looking for feed back on how we handle cataloging these items?
> Please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> >>> "Sewald, Ronda" <[log in to unmask]> 4/16/2010 3:46 PM >>>
>
> Apologies for cross-postings.
>
> The DACS for Archival Sound Recordings Subcommittee of the Association for
> Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is exploring current standards and
> guidelines used in the description of archival sound recordings with the
> ultimate goal of generating a new set of guidelines that will specifically
> address the challenges and issues faced by archivists and librarians
> responsible for cataloging or otherwise describing these materials.
>
> The subcommittee is conducting a survey of the problems and uncertainties
> currently encountered while applying existing standards and guidelines. Your
> participation in the survey will help the subcommittee determine the best
> way of shaping the new guidelines in a manner that fully addresses user
> needs without duplicating previous efforts by other organizations. Two
> surveys are available: one for providers of descriptive information about
> archival sound recordings (such as archivists and librarians) and the other
> for researchers who study, collect, and otherwise use sound recordings.
> Please complete one of the surveys (or both, if your activities cover both
> areas). Your knowledge, experience, and opinions are important. The survey
> should take 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on how much detail you wish
> to provide in your answers.
>
> Please complete the survey by May 12, 2010. Although surveys will be
> accepted after this date, the committee will be discussing the preliminary
> results during the annual ARSC meeting (May 19-22). Questions and comments
> about the surveys may be emailed to: [log in to unmask]
>
> To take a survey, click on one (or both) of the links below:
>
> For archivists, librarians, etc.:
>
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C5YQHVC
>
> For researchers:
>
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JKLMCD2
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> DACS for Archival Sound Recordings Subcommittee (ARSC Cataloging Committee)
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Ronda L. Sewald, Ph.D.
> Archives Administrator / Project Manager
>
> Indiana University
> Archives of African American Music and Culture
> Smith Research Center, Suite 180-181
> 2805 E. Tenth Street
> Bloomington, IN 47408-2601
>
> Ph.: 812-855-9960
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