Commissioned by the National Recording Preservation Board
As mandated by Public Law 106-474, The Library of Congress, in consultation with the National Recording Preservation Board, is conducting a study on the current state of recorded sound preservation. Details are available in this Notice of Inquiry/ Request for Written Comments [PDF: 542 KB]. Additional information [PDF:127 KB]. Press Release [PDF:30 KB]. New York Public Hearing Agenda [PDF: 36 KB]. Los Angeles Public Hearing Agenda [PDF: 35 KB].
Access submitted written comments as well as testimony submitted at the public hearings.
Note: These are PDF files which require the free version of the Acrobat viewer to view.
Publication #133: Survey of Reissues of U.S. Recordings [PDF: 575 KB]
Publication #135: Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives [PDF: 506 KB]
Publication #137: Capturing Analog Sound for Digital Preservation: Report of a Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices for Transferring Analog Discs and Tapes [PDF: 444 KB]