Hi everyone,

The wire subcommittee is very pleased to have had some participation in
this survey. I am sending out a reminder to please fill this out if
you/your institution has any wire recordings. It is a very short survey and
will take less than 5 minutes of your time. This will help us to build an
inventory of where wire recordings reside. Here is the link once more:

Thank you!
-Melissa Widzinski

On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 3:01 PM Melissa Widzinski <[log in to unmask]>

> Dear list,
> The Wire Recordings Subcommittee of the ARSC Technical Committee is
> gathering information on holdings of wire recordings in the U.S. Our
> ultimate goal is the preservation of content with long-term value that is
> carried on this format. Our working assessment is that the development of a
> modern, preservation-quality playback machine is necessary for high-quality
> digitization, but there is a relatively small number of wires extant. This
> survey is one way in which we are trying to determine if data on holdings
> supports this assessment. If you have wires, please complete this survey.
> There are eight questions and it should not take more than 5 minutes to
> complete, assuming that you have basic information at hand.
> Please complete the survey at the link below:
> --
> Melissa Widzinski
> Member-at-large, ARSC board
> Technical Committee member

Melissa Widzinski
Audio Preservation Engineer
Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative <>
Indiana University