About the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
From the ARSC website (www.arsc-audio.org):
“Founded in 1966, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding all aspects of recordings and recorded sound.
“With over one thousand members from twenty-three countries, the organization is comprehensive in scope and reflects the interests and concerns of its members, including collectors, dealers, appraisers, archivists, librarians, historians, musicians, students, discographers, reviewers, media producers and recording engineers.
“Through publications, grants and awards, conferences, and the work of its committees, the Association provides a forum for the development and dissemination of discographic information in all fields and periods of recording and in all sound media. In addition, ARSC works to encourage the preservation of historical recordings, to promote the exchange and dissemination of research and information about them, and to foster an increased awareness of the importance of recorded sound as part of any cultural heritage.”
Principal ARSC committees:
ARSC Archives Committee
Associated Audio Archivists
Awards for Excellence Committee
Copyright and Fair Use Committee (Tim Brooks, chair)
Education and Training Committee
Local Arrangements Committee
Operations Manual Task Force