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[ARSCLIST] Reminder: Written Comments Sought for Rec Sd Preservation Study
I posted this earlier but the deadline is now approaching so here is a reminder along with some newly requested information.
As mandated by Public Law 106-474, The Librarian of Congress, in consultation with the National Recording Preservation Board, is conducting a study on the current state of recorded sound preservation and restoration in the United States. To gather information for the study, the Librarian held two public hearings: November 29, 2006 in Los Angeles, and December 19, 2006 in New York City. We also actively seek written comments and that deadline is January 31, 2007.
The "Notice of Inquiry" (links below) provides supplemental information about the study, the written submission process, along with contact information. This can be found online at:
***Updated request for information****
In particular, we actively written responses to the following three questions:
 How are archives, libraries and university libraries tracking what they have in their collections? If they don't know what they have, what systems or models would they use to compile this information and what sort of support would they see as necessary to accomplish it?
 In the absence of resources to process or preserve sound recordings, are institutions withholding information about what they have?
 There's relative consensus on the percentage of motion pictures that have been lost, for whatever reason, and knowledge about specific losses. Can anyone provide to the board anecdotal, but verifiable, evidence or accounts of specific sound recordings of socio-cultural value that are already lost?
Written comments should be submitted by January 31, 2007 via email to study coordinator Rob Bamberger rbamberger@xxxxxxxxxxx with a cc to Steve Leggett sleg@xxxxxxx
The study, along with submitted written comments and public hearing transcripts, will be provided to Congress.
Best, Steve Leggett
Steve Leggett, Program Coordinator
National Film Preservation Board
National Recording Preservation Board
Library of Congress (4690)
Washington, D.C. 20540
Also visit the Web site of our charitable
affiliate, the National Film Preservation