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Deadlines Approach for ARSC's Annual Conference, Travel Grants and Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).  

For ARSC’s 50th annual conference, they return to the location of their first one… Bloomington, Indiana! The conference will be held May 11-14, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana and is hosted by Indiana University at Bloomington. "Recorded Sound in the 21st Century: Preserving, Collecting, Collaborating & Connecting" is the theme for the conference.  

The pre-conference workshop will be held May 10-11, 2016 in IU's new facility for the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. This two-day workshop is an audio-archiving boot camp based on the recently published "ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation."  

More information about the conference and workshop will be posted at  

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Brenda Nelson-Strauss, ARSC Conference Manager, at  

Please keep these conference-related deadlines in mind:  
  • ARSC Conference Travel Grants: Application Deadline -- December 18, 2015 
  • ARSC Conference Presentations: Proposal Deadline -- January 3, 2016    
Information about the Travel Grants and Call for Presentations can be viewed 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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