Monday, February 18, 2013

Library of Congress Clean-up

Thirteen years ago, Congress passed the National Recording Preservation Act to clean up the Library of Congress’ audio archives. The act demanded that the Library “plan and coordinate a national effort to develop policies and programs to save our nation’s recorded sound history and ensure its accessibility to future generations.” This “sound history” includes everything from works of music to historical wire recordings and important speeches. It’s taken a while, but it looks like a plan has finally come together.

The broad-scale plan to preserve the nation's cultural heritage captured on sound recordings and to make more than a century's worth of recorded materials more widely available for educational purposes was unveiled last Wednesday February 13, 2013 at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. MORE HERE

NPR's 'All Things Considered' piece HERE

The Library of Congress’ audio preservation plan is HERE.

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