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


ARSC is offering two pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, May 9, at the
conference hotel, the Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor.

-- ANALOG TAPE PLAYBACK WORKSHOP: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sponsored by the ARSC Technical Committee -
- Equipment generously provided by George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data - This
basic, hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize attendees with best
practices regarding audiotape handling, identification, and playback. After
a historical overview of the medium and discussion of preservation issues,
experienced engineers will guide you through the processes of inspecting and
playing back reel-to-reel and cassette audiotape for reformatting or
monitoring purposes. Then, you will have an opportunity to practice on
several quarter-inch, two-track, open-reel playback decks and
stereo-cassette decks. Scheduled presenters are: Seth B. Winner, George
Blood, Dennis Rooney, Brad McCoy, and Marcos Sueiro Bal. This workshop is
limited to 48 attendees. Pre-registration required.

-- PEOPLE, PROCESSES, AND TECHNOLOGY: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sponsored by the ARSC Education & Training Committee - This workshop is
geared towards institutions and assessment of audio collections. There will
be two 90-minute panels consisting of three presenters each. Panel 1 will
feature presenters from institutions discussing their collections and
decisions they have made about their audio holdings and digitization. Panel
2 will feature industry professionals who assist institutions and
individuals with digitization, planning, and care of audio materials.

Topics of discussion include:
-- Are the right people doing the job?
-- Are people trained correctly?
-- Do you have the right technology?
-- Should you outsource or set up in-house transfer facilities?

Scheduled presenters are: Derek Long, Sandy Rodriguez, Laura Schnitker, Matt
Appleby, Scott Carter, Jeanette Casey, Rebecca Chandler, Kevin Przybylowski,
and Andrew Dapuzzo.

Pre-registration is encouraged; onsite registration pending availability.

Separate registration fees apply for the workshops. Please register by April
17 to receive the early registration discount.

For more information:

To register for the workshops:

Questions should be directed to:
Curtis Peoples (People, Processes, and Technology), Marcos Sueiro (Analog Tape Playback Workshop),

The 2018 ARSC Conference, May 9-12 in Baltimore, Maryland, offers a number
of learning opportunities. Please see the preliminary program details at:

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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