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Radio News: Radio Preservation Task Force to host conference

Sep 09, 2015 10:50 pm
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Michele Hilmes, Professor Emerita at University of Wisconsin-Madison, reports at the Antenna blog that the Radio Preservation Task Force, a unit of the Library of Congress’s National Recording Preservation Board, holds its first national conference February 25-27, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Professor Paddy Scannell of the University of Michigan, and Sam Brylawski, former Head of the Library of Congress’s Recorded Sound Division, are among the keynote speakers. The National Recording Preservation Board began in 2014 coordinating, "a nation-wide effort to identify major collections of radio recordings and other materials that will help to raise cultural awareness of America’s rich tradition of radio-based soundwork and make it accessible to future generations." The group now includes more than 130 media studies scholars and over 350 affiliate archives, collections, and radio producing organizations across the U.S. and Canada. NPR, the Pacifica Radio Archives, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Association for Cultural Equity/Alan Lomax Archive, the Paley Center for Media, the Prometheus Radio Project, the Media Ecology Project, the Studs Terkel Archive, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival, are among the involved.
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