Tag Archives: preservation


What We’re Reading: June 20, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features Jill Lepore’s reflection on historical origins of the NSA scandal, why Don Draper is a preservationist, digital workflow for historians, a visual guide of “every single theory,” and much more!


Preservation Week at Perspectives: Audio Preservation and Access

To celebrate Preservation Week (April 21-27, #presweek), we are making available, to members and nonmembers alike, Jennifer Reut’s article on audio preservation and the Library of Congress’ recently released National Recording Preservation Plan  that appears in the April issue of Perspectives on History.

A badly deteriorated Memovox disc, a grooved CAV audio disc format made of thin sheets of cellulose acetate. This recording is unplayable and permanently lost. Library of Congress Photo/Abby Brack Lewis

Reut, associate editor of Perspectives, underscores the importance of recorded audio to the historical record and reveals a surprising connection between copyright, access, and preservation efforts.