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 – January 2017 Issue
January 4, 2017
- First Proposal for Copyright Reform Arrives, Emphasizes Congressional Role External
December 18, 2016
- Scholars, archivists partner on public media history project External
November 29, 2016
- Black Grooves - December 2016 Issue External
- SiriusXM Agrees to Pay Up to $99 Million to Settle Turtles-Backed Copyright Suit External
New York Times
November 29, 2016
- 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
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.
Publications & Reports
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.
Tools & 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.)
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.
Comments, questions and suggestions related to the National Recording Preservation Plan and this web site can be sent to us online.
National Recording Preservation Board
Library of Congress
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701-7551