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Program National Recording Preservation Plan

About This Program

The National Recording Preservation Plan has been devised to provide a blueprint to "implement a comprehensive national sound recording preservation program," as mandated in the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000.

News & Events

Black Grooves – July 2016 Issue External

July 1, 2016

Black Grooves – June 2016 Issue External

June 1, 2016

Black Grooves – February 2016 Issue External

February 2, 2016

Black Grooves – January 2016 Issue External

January 4, 2016

Black Grooves – November 2015 Issue External

November 2, 2015

Lomax Recordings Update External

The Lomax Kentucky Recordings

October 21, 2015

UCSB Audio Cylinder Library Turns 10 External

The UCSB Current

October 13, 2015

Something into Nothing: On the Materiality of the Broadcast Archive External

Antenna

July 27, 2015

New Archiving Tool Released External

AVCC is an open-source web application for the rapid inventory of physical film, video, and audio materials. Developed with funding from the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board–in addition to funding support from the Metropolitan New York Library Resource Council and New York State Documentary Heritage Program for previous versions of the tool–AVCC provides a series of inventory templates and quantitative reports that promote simple and fast documentation and analysis of collections of audiovisual materials.

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Publications & Reports

The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan
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The National Recording Preservation Plan has been devised to provide a blueprint to "implement a comprehensive national sound recording preservation program," as mandated in the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. Congress specified that the program established by the Librarian of Congress under this legislation "shall ... increase accessibility of sound recordings for educational purposes." Preserved recordings can benefit the public only if they are made available for listening. Technological, institutional, and legal impediments to broadened access create daunting challenges for the national preservation effort. This plan identifies the audio field's most important preservation and access problems and offers recommendations for surmounting them.

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Tools & Resources

Related Resources.

The following is a list of organizations that deal, at least partially, with issues related to recorded sound preservation. (This list does not purport to be exhaustive. Suggestions of additional organizations should be sent to [email protected] Please include the full names and web addresses of the organizations.

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Collections Management

Sample Contracts & Donor Agreements.

Several sample agreements are provided below to facilitate the acquisition by museums, archives and libraries of recorded sound materials from private collectors, recording studios, record companies, radio stations, private businesses, and other entities.

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Contact Us

Comments, questions and suggestions related to the National Recording Preservation Plan and this web site can be sent to us online.

Address:

National Recording Preservation Board
Library of Congress
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701-7551

Phone:

202-707-0394

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