The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) posts the following message.
--- ARSC PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 2018 --- 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: http://tiny.cc/dd4nry To register for the workshops: http://www.arsc-audio.org/conference/register/ Questions should be directed to: Curtis Peoples (People, Processes, and Technology), mailto:curtis.peop...@ttu.edu Marcos Sueiro (Analog Tape Playback Workshop), mailto:msue...@nypublicradio.org The 2018 ARSC Conference, May 9-12 in Baltimore, Maryland, offers a number of learning opportunities. Please see the preliminary program details at: http://tiny.cc/3b4nry 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. ---- _______________________________________________ Phono-L mailing list http://phono-l.org Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org