The RPTF has held two national conferences to date, in 2016 and 2017, both hosted by the Library of Congress. The third conference, which was scheduled for 2020, has been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Conference management is overseen by a Conference Director and Conference Planning Committee. Planning will resume once the Library of Congress has reopened to the public and cleared the RPTF to pursue a rescheduled event.

 RPTF Conference 2017. Photo by Christine Ehrick

Interested in attending our 2023 Conference? More information will be posted on this page!

To revisit these sessions and watch recordings, please click on the images below.

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars

The Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force invites you to the third virtual presentation in a three-part series of online talks on copyright regarding radio collections. This one-hour talk will include a presentation with time for questions and answers. For our third presentation, we welcome Brandon Butler for a discussion around fair use and risk aversion.

When: December 1, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central time (2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific)

Where: Zoom…

Registration is not required. Have questions about this event? Please contact Maristella Feustle at or Allison Schein Holmes at

Brandon Butler is currently the Director of Information Policy focuses on such matters as intellectual property, copyright, licensing and user privacy as they are related to the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of various forms of information and cultural artifacts, and as they are related to scholarly communication. He serves as an expert consultant to UVA librarians, to groups and individuals within the University, and to national and international efforts focused on relevant questions. He provides guidance and expertise to the Library as it develops plans and strategies to address the challenges that it faces as a leading university research library. He also serves as an advocate for creative legal strategies to help the University Library advance the institution’s mission “to record, preserve, and disseminate the results of intellectual discovery and creative endeavor.” As Director of Public Policy Initiatives at ARL, he represented the Association in a variety of policy matters, and was co-principal investigator of a project to develop and promote what instantly became the widely-respected Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.