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Friday, 15th February 2013

Library of Congress Releases National Recording Preservation Plan

By Africa S. Hands

From The New York Times:

The library and its National Recording Preservation Board, which includes musicians, composers, musicologists, archivists and representatives from the record industry, have announced a plan meant to streamline the ways recordings are archived and made available. All told, the 78-page Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan, which was completed in December and released on Wednesday, includes 32 recommendations.

The plan addresses ways to preserve and digitize recordings, with special attention to rarities like broadcasts and recordings made on antique, neglected and other “at risk” formats. The urgency of this part of the project is clear from the library’s estimate that about half the recordings originally made on cylinders, for example, are already lost.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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