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The Library of Congress – National Recording Preservation Board
Public Hearing on the State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States
November 29, 2006
9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Los Angeles, California

 

NATIONAL RECORDING PRESERVATION BOARD (NRPB) PANEL
Roger Mayer Chairman of the Board, National Film Preservation Foundation
Gregory Lukow Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Sam Brylawski University of California, Santa Barbara and Consultant to the NRPB
William Ivey Chairman, National Recorded Sound Preservation Foundation

Welcome and summary of purpose and first guest speaker.

  • Gregory Lukow, Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, moderator
  • Harvey Kubernik, Journalist and Historian
 

University libraries, research, teaching, and digital file management.

  • Maureen Russell, Head of Cataloging, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
  • Peggy Alexander, Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian, UCLA Library
  • Gordon Theil, Head, Music and Arts Library, UCLA
 

Metadata and guest speakers.

  • Brandon Burke, Archivist, Stanford University
  • Stephen Davison, Head, UCLA Digital Library Program

Other witnesses:

  • David Wexler, President/Founder, Hollywood Vaults, Inc.
  • Bob Heiber, President, Chace Audio
  • T Bone Burnett, Composer, Songwriter, Performer and Producer
 

Record Company Archivists.

  • Paul West, Studio and Vault Operations, Universal Music Group
  • Don Andes, Director, United States Archives, EMI Music.
 

Radio Recording Collections and Archives.

  • Marty Halpern, Vice President, Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters
  • Brian DeShazor, Pacifica Radio Archives
 

Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues and guest speakers.

  • David Seubert, Audiovisual Archivist, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • David Levine, Resident Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School

Other Witnesses:

  • Neil Portnow, President, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Russ Hamm, representing the San Diego Folk Society
  • Elizabeth Cohen, President, Cohen Acoustical, Inc.
  • Jean Francois Blanchette, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA
  • Jasper DeAntonio, Student, Junior, Polytechnic School
  • Rami Hashash, USC Music Major
  • Andrew Carroll, USC Music Major
 

Closing remarks.

  • Gregory Lukow, Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
 

The Library of Congress – National Recording Preservation Board
Public Hearing on the State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States
December 19, 2006
9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
The Princeton Club
New York, New York


NATIONAL RECORDING PRESERVATION BOARD (NRPB) PANEL
Roger Mayer Chairman of the Board, National Film Preservation Foundation
Gregory Lukow Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Sam Brylawski University of California, Santa Barbara and Consultant to the NRPB
William Ivey Chairman, National Recorded Sound Preservation Foundation
 

Welcome.

  • Gregory Lukow, Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
 

Preservation challenges and practices in archives and libraries.

  • Sara Velez, Assistant Chief, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound, New
    York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Chris Lacinak, Association of Moving Image Archivists and Audio Engineering Society Technical Committee on Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries
  • Emily Holmes, Assistant Director of Preservation Reformatting, Columbia University, on behalf of Janet Gertz, Director of Preservation, Columbia University Libraries
  • Barbara Haws, Archivist/Historian, New York Philharmonic
 

Copyright and academic research followed by guest speakers.

  • Clifford Murphy, PhD. Candidate in Ethnomusicology, Brown University, Mellon Dissertation Fellow in the Humanities in Original Sources

Other witnesses:

  • B George, Executive Director of the ARChive of Contemporary Music
  • Don Waters, Program Officer for Scholarly Communications, Mellon Foundation
  • Tim Brooks, Music historian, writer, discographer and bibliographer; Chairman, Copyright Committee, Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
  • Michael Feinstein, musician and music historian/archivist, and Member, National Recording Preservation Board.
 

Preservation of radio collections.

  • Andy Lanset, Archivist, WNYC, New York Public Radio
  • David Julian Gray, Senior Architect, Content Systems, National Public Radio
  • David Freedman, General Manager, WWOZ, New Orleans
  • Chris Sterling, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, and Member, National Recording Preservation Board
 

Writing about historic artists and ensembles and performing their music followed by guest speakers.

  • Will Friedwald, Journalist, author, critic and historian of jazz and popular music
  • Dan Levinson, Professional clarinetist, arranger, performer and music historian

Other Witnesses:

  • George Blood, Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, PA
  • Adrian Cosentini, Audio/Preservation Manager for the New York Philharmonic
  • Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator of Smithsonian-Folkways Recordings
 

Closing remarks.

  • Gregory Lukow, Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
 

Written Responses to the Public Hearings

David Ackerman,Senior Audio Engineer, Harvard College Library Audio Preservation Services [PDF: 73 KB]
 
Association of Research Libraries [PDF: 61 KB]
 
Corey Bailey, Audio Engineering [PDF: 33 KB]
 
Marcos Sueiro Bal, Preservation Division, Columbia University Libraries [PDF: 24 KB]
 
Mike Casey, Associate Director for Recording Services, Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University [PDF: 76 KB]
 
Margaret A. Compton, Film, Video, Audio Archivist, UGA Libraries Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection [PDF: 152 KB]
 
Virginia Danielson, Richard F. French Librarian and Curator of the Archive of World Music, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University [PDF: 97 KB]
 
Suzanne Flandreau, Society for Ethnomusicology [PDF: 30 KB]
 
Bruce Gordon, Audio Engineer, Harvard College Library Audio Preservation Services [PDF: 75 KB]
 
Barbara Haws, Archivist/Historian, New York Philharmonic [PDF: 51 KB]
 
Mary Ide, Director, WGBH Media Archives [PDF: 66 KB]
 
Bill Klinger, Association for Recorded Sound Collections [PDF: 251 KB]
 
Chris Lacinak, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions [PDF: 614 KB]
 
Karl F. Miller, DMA, President, Pierian Recording Society [PDF: 95 KB]
 
Jean Morrow, Director of Libraries, New England Conservatory of Music [PDF: 91 KB]
 
Clifford Murphy [PDF: 144 KB]
 
Kate Murray, Audiovisual Archivist, University of Maryland [PDF: 34 KB]
 
Barbara Need, Manager & Archivist, Language Labs, University of Chicago [PDF: 23 KB]
 
Mary Sue Neilson, Manager, Technology and Digital Services, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin [PDF: 214 KB]
 
Kristen Overbeck Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation [PDF: 114 KB]
 
Jeffrey S. Suchanek, Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky [PDF: 47 KB]
 
Sara Velez, Assistant Chief, Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts [PDF: 26 KB]

 

 

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