The Radio Preservation Task Force was created by the Library of Congress’s National Recording Preservation Board in 2014 to facilitate preservation of, research on, and educational uses of radio recordings held by archiving institutions and private collectors in the United States. Its members include hundreds of scholars, educators, collectors, librarians, and archivists at universities, libraries, museums, archives, and other heritage organizations throughout the country. The RPTF manages several ongoing projects and initiatives and works in partnership with other research and preservation groups in the US and abroad. Learn more on our LOC webpage.

In 2019, Emily Goodman, Maria Matienzo, Shawn VanCour, and William Vanden Dries wrote an article about the origins of the RPTF, “Building the National Radio Recordings Database: A Big Data Approach to Documenting Audio Heritage.”

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