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Radio Afghanistan Archiving Project

Digitization and preservation project

Project Synopsis

This project helped archivists at Radio Afghanistan digitize and preserve a large cache of unique music recordings. The recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities grants, the project enabled Radio Afghanistan archivists to purchase equipment and receive training.

People Involved

  • Radio Afghanistan Archivists
  • Dr. Lorraine Sakata, Project Director and Emeritus Professor of Ethnomusicology, UCLA
  • Dr. Laurel Sercombe, Archivist at the UW Ethnomusicology Archives
  • John Vallier, Head of Distributed Media Services at UW Libraries

Libraries Role

John Vallier helped with selecting equipment for purchase, identifying best practices, and teaching classes with Dr. Laurel Sercombe and others.