Think about the first recorded sound you can remember. Think about when it was recorded. Try to recall what format it was in. Could you play it today if you needed to? Could you even find it?
This month the Library of Congress released it’s long awaited and congressionally mandated National Recording Preservation Plan. It provides the blueprint for the public and private sector to work together in saving America’s recorded sound heritage. It takes on issues from preservation infrastructure (how are we storing this stuff?) and access to education and policy.
And the music was pretty good, too.