As a staff member of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, I would like to share the press release below with the ARSC community regarding the grand opening of a new special collections building on the campus of the University of Georgia.

It is with great pride that we share the news about this state-of-the-art facility and the impact it hopes to have on media collections throughout the southeast.

As audio technician for the department, I will be overseeing the operation of 3 new audio production suites. Each will be outfitted with industry-standard technology as well as several top end analog pieces. This includes an Ampex ATR102 1/4" tape reproducer from ATR Services, as well as the KAB EQS MK12 Disc Mastering Phono Preamp, expertly hand-crafted by KAB Electro-Acoustics. A complete equipment list will be made available on our web site shortly.

Be on the lookout for more postings from the Brown Media Archives at UGA in the coming months as we embark on a new era.

Thank you,

Dan Roth
ARSC Member
Audio Technician
Walter J Brown Media Archives and
Peabody Awards Collection
University of Georgia
Main Library
Athens, GA

Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection ready for Grand Opening!<>

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection has taken up residence in its new offices at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Building<>. Preparations are underway for the official building dedication ceremonies<>, scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00a.m.

2011 found the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection in a state of transition as we undertook the massive project of  barcoding all of its physical assets for transfer to a new, state-of-the-art storage vault located below the Special Collections Building’s main floors. As a result of these efforts, we are poised to provide unprecedented access to materials not previously available to the campus and research community at-large.

As we continue moving and unpacking in early-2012, we would like to welcome visitors to our newly-designed web site, and invite them to explore the expanded content offerings found there. As well, we have established a YouTube channel<> on which can be found footage from a wide variety of our collection inventory for your enjoyment.

We look forward to continued service of  the University of Georgia, the people of the state of Georgia, and the community worldwide by maintaining the highest standards of excellence in the curation of this valuable collection of media assets.

Ruta Abolins
Director, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and
Peabody Awards Collection
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