"The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age"

As part of its national plan to protect our country's audio heritage,the Library of Congress commissioned "The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age," a report published in fall 2010.

In a section called "Learning from Bloomington," the LOC's report includes substantial reference to IU Bloomington's Media Preservation Survey Report. The report's authors write:

"The published survey is a significant work, not only as an analysis of the scope of challenges faced in Bloomington but also as a model of survey design, interpretation of data, presentation of useful information, and constructive recommendations for further action."

A complete copy of the Library of Congress report may be downloaded here.

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation has already launched many initiatives to solve media preservation problems. The Packard Campus is a state-of-the-art facility where the nation’s library acquires, preserves, and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of motion pictures, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings.

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