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

Proposal deadline: January 2, 2017

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations at its 51st annual conference, to be held May 10-13, 2017, at
the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

ARSC welcomes papers on the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in
all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. In
recognition of our host city, San Antonio, we especially encourage
presentations focusing on the rich history of regional indigenous and
immigrant communities, performers, songwriters, composers, broadcasters,
record labels, and personalities in the Southwestern United States.

In addition, the Program Committee invites proposals pertaining to:
-- Collaborative research, preservation/access projects, and community
archiving projects
-- Recorded sound in digital humanities, soundscapes, sound art, and sound
-- Audio preservation workflows and collections management techniques
-- Collecting, copyright, and curatorial challenges from born-digital media
to mixtapes and beyond.

We seek papers and panels that are informative, display a passion for their
subjects, and include compelling audiovisual content. Share your special
interests with our engaged community of collectors, historians, musicians,
preservationists, archivists, and audio engineers.


The deadline for presentation proposals is January 2, 2017. Receipt will be
acknowledged by e-mail. Presenters will be notified of acceptance
approximately one month thereafter.

You may submit your proposal using this form:

IMPORTANT: Presenters must register for the conference and pay the
appropriate Conference Registration Fee. Presenters grant ARSC the right to
record and distribute their conference presentations, including PowerPoints
or other slide shows, unless they specify otherwise in writing.

For more information, visit:

Questions about the Call for Presentations should be directed to Will Chase,
ARSC Program Chair: 

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.

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