(I must comment on this, since I just finished the class...) The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin has an excellent class in Audio Preservation and Reformatting. It is taught by ARSC member Sarah Cunningham, audio archivist at the LBJ Presidential Library. "Sound Directions" was one of the many required readings for the course. There is also an advanced class that will be offered next year. So there IS some training in the preservation of audio formats being offered in library and archival programs. -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hooyenga, Susan Marie Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:20 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glass Records Yes, MLS means Master of Library Science. And it's true that very few library/archival programs provide extensive training in audio preservation. They focus on text, and rightly so, because that's what the vast majority of librarians and archivists work with. Very few of us are lucky enough to work with sound recordings. Susan Hooyenga Project Assistant, Sound Directions Archives of Traditional Music Indiana University -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:47 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glass Records Not to pick on you, but what does "sideways" mean? Vertical or horizontal? I guess they aren't teaching this craft very well wherever you went to school... MLS/MA is Master Library Science? MA is what? Master of Arts? I'm just a simple audio engineer who didn't finish college, so I'm not coming from a superior attitude, just asking. When I google MLS I get multiple listing service! Lou On May 18, 2010, at 6:53 AM, Lisa Lobdell wrote: because they are stored sideways in 2' long boxes.