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Association for Recorded Sound Collections 2011 Pre-Conference Workshop
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When: 5/11/2011
Where: Los Angeles, California 
United States
Contact: Karen Fishman
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Association for Recorded Sound Collections Pre-Conference Workshop 2011

When: May 11, 2011
Where: Wilshire Grand, Los Angeles, California, United States
Contact: Karen Fishman ( or Aaron Bittel (

The Education and Training Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections presents "Audio Archives 101: Identification, Organization, Preservation." The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m., at the Wilshire Grand, Los Angeles, California.

Held in conjunction with the 2011 ARSC Conference, this day-long workshop is aimed primarily at students; those new to audio archiving; and experienced professional archivists, librarians, and administrators who find themselves dealing with the challenges of legacy audio formats for the first time. Speaker presentations and hands-on activities will focus on media identification, appraisal, care and maintenance, and reformatting of the most common types of sound recordings.

The workshop registration fee is separate from the conference registration fee. Early workshop registration (postmarked by April 19) is $75 for ARSC members, $85 for non-members, and $40 for student members. After that date, registration is $85 for ARSC members, $100 for non-members, and $45 for student members. Detailed information about the workshop can be found at:

Please direct all workshop-related questions to the Education and Training Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Fishman:, 202-707-5856
Aaron Bittel:, 310-825-1695

The 2011 ARSC Conference, May 11-14, 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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