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Below you will find links to websites of organizations working in the field of audio preservation.

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Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC)

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Canadian Library and Archives - Music and Performing Arts

Center for Texas Music History

Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries - Survey Instrument for Audio and Moving Image Collections

Conservation OnLine (COOL)
A resourceful website displaying links to many articles, papers, books, etc. dealing with audio preservation.

Council on Library and Information Resources

Creative Audio Works

Indiana University Digital Library Program - FACET
"The Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool (FACET) is a point-based, open-source software tool that ranks audio field collections based on preservation condition, including the level of deterioration they exhibit and the degree of risk they carry."

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)

Library of Congress (LOC)

New York University Libraries - ViPIRS
Visual & Playback Inspection Ratings System (ViPIRS)

Record Store Day

Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound

The National Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - AvSAP
Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program (AvSAP)

University of Texas

Vinyl Record Day

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