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Great news!

Keep us all up-to-date, please.

Steve Smolian

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] National Recording Preservation Foundation announcement

I am posting this on behalf of Gerald Seligman, Executive Director, National
Recording Preservation Foundation.   Thanks, Steve Leggett

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NATIONAL RECORDING PRESERVATION FOUNDATION BECOMES OPERATIONAL THANKS TO
GENEROUS DONATION FROM JACK WHITE



http://recordingpreservation.org/National_Recording_Preservation_Foundation/
Welcome.html



Monday, July 29, 2013



The National Recording Preservation Foundation (NRPF) announces a major
contribution of $200,000 from musician and NRPF Board member Jack White.



"The donation is very much a game changer," says Executive Director Gerald
Seligman. "It is our first and therefore provides the welcome opportunity to
go from talk about the needs and priorities of audio preservation to
concerted action. With this contribution we can now put up our basic
structure, begin enacting the preservation plan - and give out our first
grants. We're committed to doing that right away, and certainly within the
coming months."



"Mr. White's contribution to the Recording Foundation comes at an opportune
time," says Sam Brylawski, the Chairman of the National Recording
Preservation Board, an affiliated project created by Congress in the same
National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 that authorized the NRPF. "With
its national plan, the Library of Congress has laid the groundwork for the
long-term preservation of our audio history but the challenges to achieving
this at a significant scale are daunting. I hope that Mr. White's
extraordinarily generous donation inspires many others, especially those in
the recording business-record companies, artists, songwriters, and others-to
follow his lead to help ensure that we are able to preserve and make
accessible recent and historical recordings at risk of loss."



Each Board member demonstrates valuable ways to contribute, from lending
time, talents, advice and expertise to sharing contacts and helping reach
the people best placed to further the Foundation's objectives. At this key
moment, Jack White has provided the means to get the Foundation up and
running.



For the full press release and contact information, see:


http://recordingpreservation.org/National_Recording_Preservation_Foundation/
Welcome.html