Great choices. I think we are all lucky that such great work is being done! It rather amazes me that research in recorded sound has made such incredible strides over the years. Thinking about such things, it is wonderful to see recorded sound even becoming a part of academic research.
I like to think that ARSC has been a big part of that. Bravo!
Yet I still need so much needed on the part of institutions to develop audio preservation programs and to produce well trained and informed curators and engineers conversant in the old and newest audio technologies.
Just an old guy having a moment of reflection...

     On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:20 PM, Bill Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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

--- 2015 ARSC AWARDS ---

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the
winners of the 2015 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound

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 2015 Awards for Excellence
honor works published in 2014. Additionally, a Lifetime Achievement Award
and an Award for Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings are also
presented annually.

For the 2015 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.