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Two new projects join the Task Force

We are pleased to announce the RPTF’s newest partnerships! The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive and the Radio Spectrum Archive are spearheaded by Thomas Witherspoon, a longtime RPTF contributor. The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) is a curated collection of primarily homemade shortwave radio recordings. The SRAA specializes in the archivingContinue reading “Two new projects join the Task Force”

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”

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