Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative

Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board is pleased to announce the launch of Sound Submissions, a digital humanities program in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). The RPTF isContinue reading “Radio Preservation Task Force Announces Launch of New Digital Preservation Initiative”

Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force is excited to announce a new partnership with Black Women in Radio (BWIR). This organization has successfully connected thousands of minority women and celebrated their professional contributions to Black radio culture on a national platform. This month, we spotlight BWIR: When Felèsha Love kicked off the BlackContinue reading “Black Women in Radio joins the Task Force”

Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda

Director Shawn Vancour and Chair Josh Shepperd have written a new article about the Radio Taskforce and the impact of copyright policy on cultural memory and preservation. “Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda” explains just how the expanded orphan agenda has been central to the RPTF’s work. Vancour and Shepperd’s article foregrounds the social andContinue reading “Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda”

Plans shaping up for RPTF Conference

Thanks to everyone who submitted a panel or workshop proposal for the February 26-27 2016 RPTF conference, “Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education.” More than 130 participants are anticipated to attend, with upwards of 25 panels, workshops, and working caucus meetings scheduled over the two-day period. Official acceptances and invitations will goContinue reading “Plans shaping up for RPTF Conference”


Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education A conference sponsored by the Radio Preservation Task force, in cooperation with the Library of Congress and Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park 26-27 February 2016, Washington, DC In order to consolidate and advance the efforts of theContinue reading “CALL FOR PAPERS”