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Program National Recording Preservation Board

Public Comments and Testimony

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

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

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