April 14, 2021

KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas, Project Funded by CLIR

From the AAPB:

KMUW 89.1 – FM and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced by Kansas public media stations. The resulting online collection, to be digitized from deteriorating and obsolete formats, will showcase statewide coverage of social issues, commentary, public reporting and history from more than 60 years of Kansas public media archival collections. The two-year Kansas Public Media Preservation Project is made possible by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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The Kansas collection consists of programs produced by KMUW, High Plains Public Radio, KPR, KPTS, KRPS, KHCC and Vietnamese Public Radio. Largely unseen and unheard since they were first broadcast, the programs risk deterioration on obsolete magnetic media, which must be digitized before physical degradation makes preservation impossible.

These programs will be the first from Kansas contributed to the AAPB, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and Boston public media producer WGBH. Over the course of the Kansas Public Media Preservation Project, the participating stations will provide digitized copies of more than 3,000 programs to be preserved in the Library of Congress and made accessible by WGBH on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org.

Read the Complete Announcement

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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