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National Recording Preservation Board (U.S.)

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Works: 10 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,934 library holdings
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Classifications: KF2996, 346.730482
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Copyright issues relevant to digital preservation and dissemination of pre-1972 commercial sound recordings by libraries and archives by June M Besek( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
This report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their holdings of pre-1972 commercial recordings, the large aural legacy that is not protected by federal copyright. The report is one of a series of studies undertaken by the National Recording Preservation Board, under the auspices of the Library of Congress, to "maintain and preserve sound recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," as directed by Congress in the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 [Public Law 106-474]. The act specifically requires the conduct of a study of "current laws and restrictions regarding the use of archives of sound recordings, including recommendations for changes in such laws and restrictions to enable the Library of Congress and other nonprofit institutions in the field of sound recording preservation to make their collections available to researchers in a digital format" and of "copyright and other laws applicable to the preservation of sound recordings." As the first in-depth analysis by a nationally known expert in copyright law, this report will also be a timely and authoritative aid to the many librarians and archivists who face decisions daily about how to establish priorities for sound preservation. This report not only provides clear evidence of the need for updating copyright law to take advantage of digital technologies to preserve and to make accessible the full range of the sound heritage, but also demonstrates what preserving institutions can do to ensure access to the past aural landscape into the future. Results of Preliminary Research Concerning State Law is appended. (Contains 168 footnotes.) [For "Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: a 10-State Analysis. Clir Publication No. 146", see ed509214. For "Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives", see ed509213.]
The state of recorded sound preservation in the United States : a national legacy at risk in the digital age by Robert Bamberger( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive, national-level study of the state of sound recording preservation ever conducted in the U.S. The authors have produced a study outlining the web of interlocking issues that now threaten the long-term survival of the sound recording history. This study tells everyone that major areas of America's recorded sound heritage have already been destroyed or remain inaccessible to the public. It suggests that the lack of conformity between federal and state laws may adversely affect the long-term survival of pre-1972-era sound recordings in particular. And, it warns that the continued lack of national coordination among interested parties in the public and private sectors, in addressing the challenges in preservation, professional education and public access, may not yet be arresting permanent loss of irreplaceable sound recordings in all genres. Appended are: (1) National Recorded Sound Preservation Study: Announcement of Study and Public Hearing (November 2006); (2) Report of a Task Force Discussion to Define Prerequisites, Core Knowledge, and Graduate Educational Directions for Sound Preservation Professionals, and to Review an Annotated Bibliography of Audio Preservation Resources (The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, The University of Texas at Austin School of Information); (3) Obstacles to Access and Preservation of Recorded Sound (Nancy Davenport); and (4) "Folk Collections in Crisis" Report: Concluding Discussion and Recommendations. (Contains 251 footnotes.) [This report was commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library Congress.]
Protection for pre-1972 sound recordings under state law and its impact on use by nonprofit institutions : a 10-state analysis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
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Copyright and related issues relevant to digital preservation and dissemination of unpublished pre-1972 sound recordings by libraries and archives by June M Besek( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
This report addresses the question of what libraries and archives are legally empowered to do to preserve and make accessible for research their holdings of unpublished pre-1972 sound recordings. The report's author, June M. Besek, is executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School. Unpublished sound recordings are those created for private use, or even for broadcast, but that have not been distributed to the public in copies with the right holder's consent. Examples include tapes of live musical performances or of interviews conducted as part of field research or news gathering. Such recordings may find their way into library and archive collections through donations or purchase. Some may be the only record of a particular performance or event, and therefore may have considerable cultural and historical significance. The rights for use of unpublished recordings are distinct from those for use of commercial sound recordings, which are made with the authorization of rights holders and are intended for reproduction and sale to the public. Using examples of specific types of sound recordings, the Besek study (1) describes the different bodies of law that protect pre-1972 sound recordings, (2) explains the difficulty in defining the precise contours of the law, and (3) provides guidance for libraries evaluating their activities with respect to unpublished pre-1972 sound recordings. Appendices include: (1) State Criminal Laws; (2) Some Statutes Concerning Rights of Publicity; and (3) State Civil Law Concerning Pre-1972 Sound Recordings. (Contains 47 footnotes.) [Funding for this paper was provided by the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board. For "Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings under State Law and Its Impact on Use by Nonprofit Institutions: a 10-State Analysis. Clir Publication No. 146," see ed509214. For "Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives. Clir Publication No. 135," see ed509330.]
Survey of reissues of U.S. recordings by Tim Brooks( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
"The purpose of this study was to determine the legal accessibility of sound recordings published in the United States. The survey was designed to quantify the degree to which rights holders of historical sound recordings have made available, either directly or through licensees, past recordings that they control." Includes executive summary and full text, the latter also in pdf format
ARSC guide to audio preservation ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"The National Recording Preservation Plan has been devised to provide a blueprint to "implement a comprehensive national sound recording preservation program," as mandated in the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. Congress specified that the program established by the Librarian of Congress under this legislation "shall ... increase accessibility of sound recordings for educational purposes." Preserved recordings can benefit the public only if they are made available for listening. Technological, institutional, and legal impediments to broadened access create daunting challenges for the national preservation effort. This plan identifies the audio field's most important preservation and access problems and offers recommendations for surmounting them."--Page 1
Capturing analog sound for digital preservation : report of a roundtable discussion of best practices for transferring analog discs and tapes ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The report investigates "procedures to reformat sound on analog carriers to digital media or files. It summarizes discussions and recommendations emerging from a meeting of leading audio preservation engineers held January 29-30, 2004, to assess the present state of standards and best practices for capturing sound from analog discs and tapes"--P. v
The National Recording Registry ( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
National Recording Registry Criteria: The following criteria for the selection of recordings into the National Recording Registry are intended to be read broadly, so that as many recordings as possible will be eligible. Nominations will be referred to the National Recording Preservation Board and, ultimately, the Librarian of Congress, for selection. Recordings selected for the National Recording Registry are those that are culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States. For the purposes of recording selection, "sound recordings" are defined as works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sound component of a moving image work, unless it is available as an autonomous sound recording or is the only extant component of the work. Recordings may be a single item or group of related items; published or unpublished; and may contain music, non-music, spoken word, or broadcast sound. Recordings will not be considered for inclusion into the National Recording Registry if no copy of the recording exists. No recording should be denied inclusion into the National Recording Registry because that recording has already been preserved. No recording is eligible for inclusion into the National Recording Registry until ten years after the recording's creation
 
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Library of Congress. National Recording Preservation Board
NRPB
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