Chris Lacinak of AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS) was honored and privileged to receive a request from the Association of Moving Image Archivist (AMIA) Executive Director , Keith LaQua and President, Janice Simpson to represent the AMIA community at the New York Hearing of the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) held on December 19th , 2006. The hearing was attended by a broad range of experts filled with passion on the topic of the preservation of recorded sound.
As a co-chair of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Technical Committee on Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries, Chris also represented the AES community at the hearing.
The National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) was formed through a mandate of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress, in consultation with the National Recording Preservation Board, is conducting a study on the current state of recorded sound preservation and restoration in the United States. The NRPB's activities in this area will be compiled into a report for the Librarian of Congress to raise awareness and inform policy affecting our cultural heritage.
More information can be found at the website below.