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Sound Savings: Preserving Audio Collections
Links to Symposium Sponsors LC Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress Library of COngress Preservation and Conservation Studies at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin Association of Research Libraries OCLC Digital Preservation Cooperative Vidipax


Doubletree Guest Suites (go to Austin, then access Guest Suites)

Government Rate:

Sound Savings has reserved 15 rooms at the federal per diem rate of $80 per night. This rate applies to suites with 1 king or 1 queen size bed. This rate is not available for rooms with 2 beds. The suite will have a pull-out sofa sleeper in the living/dining room. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve-basis. Guests must show a valid federal or state id at check-in. Once this block is full, Doubletree will only be able to offer the conference rate below.

Conference Rate:

Sound Savings has reserved 35 suites (20 with 1 bed and 15 with 2 beds) at a rate of $109.00/night. Rooms have a pull-out sofa sleeper in the living/dining room.

To Book a Room:

  • Sound Savings attendees may call 1-800-222-TREE to book toll-free (mention "UT LIBRARY").
  • To receive discounted rates, reservations must be made prior to July 2, 2003.
  • Attendees must identify whether they are booking at the government or conference rate and be prepared to give dates of check-in and check-out and a credit card to guarantee the reservation.
  • Anyone experiencing difficulty should e-mail or If possible, provide them with the check-in and-out dates and room type and rate. Connie's direct line is 512-505-4066. Debby's direct line is 512-505-4050.

Bed and Breakfasts Within Walking Distance of Campus

Note: When booking a reservation at one of the following B&Bs, please mention that you are attending the "Audio Preservation Symposium." Book early--these B&Bs are very popular!


Governor's Inn

Rate: $89/night

Carrington’s Bluff

(512) 477-0711
Rate: $89/night


The Carriage House Inn

Rate: $89/night

The Inn at Pearl Street

Rate: $99/night

Dobie Center

The Dobie Center is located directly across the street from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. You couldn't find accommodations closer to the symposium venue!

Rate: Single room including tax, $36.80 /night. This rate includes a private bath, maid service, access to the computer room, and outdoor pool.

Note: Not all rooms listed on the Dobbie web site are available for summer stays.

To make a reservation:
1-512-505-0006 (fax)

Preservation and Conservation Studies
The Center for the Cultural Record
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station, D7000
Austin, TX 78712-0390
phone: 512.471.8287
fax:: 512.471.8285

For more information contact:
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa,
Ann Seago,