IASA-AMIA 2010 conference

Tour of the Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation at Culpeper, Virginia

Another good reason to come Philadelphia for IASA and AMIA’s annual conference. On Monday, November 8 (after the conference) join a tour of this exciting new facility for Audiovisual Archives. The Library of Congress built the new Audio-Visual Conservation facility in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Culpeper, Virginia to care for what is generally considered the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. This is clearly one of the landmark developments of recent times in our industry and it champions the factory preservation of large collections.

The tour of these state-of-the-art facilities arranged for the AMIA IASA conference departs from Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel close to the Union Station in Washington, on Monday, November 8 costing only $75. The fare includes the bus trip from Washington to the Packard Campus, a tour of the facilities and a Deluxe Lunch (including beverages) http://www.iasa-conference.com/conference-tours#loc

All those wishing to go will need to make their own accommodation arrangements, and a list of nearby hotels is provided to help. Travel from Philadelphia to Washington is also up to the participants to arrange, but there are a variety of options, including cheap busses, hourly trains and air.

If you have already registered for the conference, then using the confirmation number in your confirmation email go in and modify your registration to include this exciting tour.

If not, then now is the time to register.

There is also the possibility for those wishing to, to have a personally guided tour of the Library of Congress’ famous Washington building, with a focus on the Folklore collection on Tuesday, 9 November.

To register go to http://www.amia-iasa-2010.com/ and follow the prompts.

Kevin Bradley | President IASA