May 26, 2022

Radio Preservation Task Force Will Be Hold Second Conference in November

From Emily M. Reigart at Radio World:

The Radio Preservation Task Force will hold its second conference this fall in Washington. From Nov. 1–4, enthusiasts and professionals will convene at the Wilson Center, The Library of Congress Madison Building and National Public Radio.


Topics will include identifying potential archives for endangered materials, opportunities for grant writing collaboration, utilization of archival radio materials for education and identifying how to continue content aggregation, indexing and access.

In addition to the panels and other meeting, the conference will include an “open research day” at NARA, the Library of Congress, Library of American Broadcasting or Public Broadcasting Archives.

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See Also: Report from the First Conference: “Preservation Conference Highlighted Unique Radio Perspectives” (March 2016; via Radio World)

Video: Two Sessions from First Radio Preservation Task Force Conference (via C-SPAN Video Library)

Preservation of Archival Audio

Professor Paddy Scannell talked about the preservation of archival audio. He argued that recorded sound is as important as film in capturing history.

Radio and National Heritage

Academics and archivists shared the methods they use to preserve audio from radio, film and TV. Some of the collections discussed include the NPR Historical Archives, Vox Pop radio and TV recordings, Native American radio broadcasts, and “orphan films,” non-mainstream productions discarded by their owner.

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