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

--- 2012 ARSC AWARDS ---

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the
winners of the 2012 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound
Research. Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers
of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding
published research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards,
ARSC recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and
promotes awareness of superior works. Two awards may be presented annually
in each category -- one for best history and one for best discography.
Certificates of Merit are presented to runners-up of exceptionally high
quality. The 2012 Awards for Excellence honor works published in 2011.
Additionally, a Lifetime Achievement Award and Award for Distinguished
Service to Historical Recordings are also presented annually.

For a PDF list of the 2012 winners, go to: 

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.