January 17, 2018

Video Recordings of Two Panel Discussions From the Radio Preservation Task Force 2 Conference Now Available Online

The Radio Preservation Task Force 2: From Archive to Classroom conference took place in Washington DC on November 2-4, 2017.

Video recordings of conference presentations/panels have just started to become available from the Library of Congress (via YouTube).

The first two videos are linked and embedded below and the complete conference program is available here.

We will update this post when more video recordings from RPTF 2 become available online.


Radio Preservation Task Force 2: Material & Digital Curation

Nationally recognized experts from academic, museum, and public sectors discussed strategies for digital and material curation of sound-based materials. Topics of discussion included presentation of preserved historical media, public engagement, and educational application.

Moderator: Matt Barton (Library of Congress and ARSC)

Charles Hardy (West Chester University and National Council on Public History)

Jonathan Hiam (New York Public Library)

Matt Karush (George Mason University and Hearing the Americas)

Elena Razlogova (Concordia University) Mark Williams (Dartmouth College and Media Ecology Project)

Thomas Witherspoon (Shortwave Radio Audio Archive)


Betsy Peterson (American Folklife Center)

Carlene Stephens (Smithsonian Museum of American History)

David Walker (Smithsonian Folklife)


Radio Preservation Task Force 2: Indigeneous/First Nations

This panel addressed one of the areas of deficiency in existing archival radio collections: indigenous/first nations radio. Presenters will discuss the logistics of actual institutional work, describe specific radio work that has captured important political or cultural events, or talk about available collections and areas of study available to researchers.

Moderator: Jenni Monet (Independent Journalist; NFCB Board Member; Laguna Pueblo)

Lina Ortega (University of Oklahoma; Sac and Fox Nation)

Michael Pahn (Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian)

Simon Moya-Smith (Indian Country Media Network & CNN; Oglala Lakota Nation and Chicano)

Loris Taylor (CEO, Native Public Media)

DISCUSSANTS: Amalia Córdova (Smithsonian Folklife)

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