Sam Brylawski Appointed to the National Recording Preservation Board

Sam Brylawski, Editor of UCSB's Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings and the American Discography Project has been appointed by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, to the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and also to serve as the Board's Chair. The NRPB is the result of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, signed by President Bill Clinton, and is an advisory group bringing together a number of professional organizations and expert individuals concerned with the preservation of recorded sound. The board's mission is to develop a comprehensive national program to ensure the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage. The board also nominates recordings for inclusion in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings selected by the Librarian of Congress that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.