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National Recorded Sound Preservation Study

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.

Council on Library and Information Resources Reports

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]

Publication #144: Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives [PDF: 342 KB]

Publication #146: Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: A 10-State Analysis [PDF: 570 KB]

Publication #148: The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age [PDF: 4.32 MB]

Publication #156: The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan [PDF: 156 KB]

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