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

--- 2017 ARSC CONFERENCE ---

Please join us for the 51st annual ARSC conference, May 10-13, 2017, at the
Menger Hotel, in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel is situated next to the Alamo
Mission, better known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Founded
in 1859, the Menger is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

April 17 is the deadline to reserve a room at the Menger Hotel, at the
special conference rate. However, to avoid disappointment, please book as
soon as possible, while rooms are still available. For reservations:

If you experience difficulties reserving a room, contact Conference Manager
Brenda Nelson-Strauss:

April 17 is also the deadline for discounted rates for conference
registration and the pre-conference workshops. After that date, registration
fees increase. Please note: The morning workshop, "Analog Tape Playback," is
full. For online registration:

Be sure to check out the recently added session abstracts and the updated
preliminary schedule:

Don't forget the silent auction. Each year, hundreds of items are offered
for sale to the highest bidders. Books, CDs, vintage 78-rpm and LP records,
music memorabilia, audio products and services, and related items are all
available. Incredible bargains can often be had. Bid on or donate an item!
Read more about the auction:

Just recently added: Bob Livingston, a singer-songwriter and founding member
of The Lost Gonzo Band, is scheduled to perform at the conclusion of
Saturday evening's Awards Banquet. Livingston was a key figure in the cosmic
cowboy, progressive country, and outlaw country music movements.

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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