This is an update on the Radio Archive project and includes:
- a Digital Preservation Roadmap,
- an overview of the current digital production throughout the various stations
- a network-wide analysis of NYPR’s digital holdings
An important part of the studies for the archive is to distinguish radio archives from traditional sound archives.They appear to be similar, but radio has its own distinct sound and modes of production. And radio archives require their own set of archival best practices that contextualize broadcast recordings. "Striking a balance between the archival priorities and the expectations of producers is quite possibly one of the greatest challenges for an archive embedded in a media station."