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friday: 10.30 – 11.30

Dagmar Brunow, Universität Växjö, Sweden:
“Radio Archiving Practice. Remediating Sonic Memories”

Jacob Kreutzfeldt, University of Copenhagen:
“LARM Audio Research Archive – Opening radio heritage for research use”

friday: 12.00 – 13.00

Caroline Mitchell, University of Sunderland, UK:
“Re-sounding feminist radio: using radio archives as transnational connectors”

Joost van Beek & Kate Coyer, Central European University Budapest, Hungary:
“Bold strides or tentative steps? How community media share and archive content online”

friday: 14.30 – 16.00

Berat Gashi, Radio Urban FM, Prishtina, Kosovo:
“Radio Urban FM, Prishtina, Kosovo”

Marko Doles & Andraž Magajna, MTLRŠ, Ljubljana, Slovenia:
“30 years rolled by: Archiving physical archives of oldest European non-commercial student radio station Radio Študent Ljubljana”

Jose Maria Casanova, Fernando Souto & Isabel Lema Blanco, CUAC FM, A Coruña, Spain:
“From manual analogical recording to Radioco, our Free Software automatic digital archiving of live broadcasting system at CUAC FM”

Radio Performance on Saturday Afternoon confirmed

Lale Rodgarkia-Dara und Karl Schönswetter from Vienna will hold a radio performance at the Archiving Conference. The live-performance will involve the results of the conference with artistic thoughts on tagging, categorizing and editing. The main question of the performance is – How do artists interact with archived material? How can archiving material influence and enrich… Read more »

Preliminary conference program is out!

The preliminary program for our close-up conference “Radio Archives in European Community Media” at Radio CORAX in Halle/Saale (Germany) is out now!   Please check here.   We invite you to register your participation at the conference till the end of May. The conference is free of charge. There will be German and English translation…. Read more »


Press Review, 08.07.2015 [up to come]   Call for Participation EN, Deadline 31.01.2015: “Radio Archives in European Community Media”  Convocatoria de participación ES, Deadline 31.01.2015: “Radio Archives in European Community Media”    01.10.2014, EN Second CAPTCHA press release – ARCHIVIA14 report 01.10.2014, D & EN Second CAPTCHA press release – cover letter   17.06.2014, D & EN… Read more »

Writing Descriptions for Media

An introduction by David Knox

Writing a description for media is an odd thing. Although the internet is awash with visual and sound resources, it’s searches have a heavy bias towards the written media. At present, it’s (almost) impossible to search within an item of media, be that sound, photography or video. We then depend on text to describe it.

Contact us


Postal Address
Unterberg 11
Halle (Saale)
06108 Germany


Radio CORAX community radio Halle (Saale), Germany   Radio FRO community radio Linz, Austria   Near Media Co-Op community radio & TV Dublin, Ireland   Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary     Project team   Radio CORAX Helen Hahmann – project coordination Virág Bottlik – PR coordination Franziska Stübgen… Read more »

Study on Archiving

The project’s academic partner, the CMDS at Central European University, provided a research-based understanding of the challenges and opportunities community media face in managing online archives. The research center produced a study, authored by Joost van Beek with contributions from Kate Coyer, which explores best practices and lessons learned that can be used to help improve the ways community media share, exchange, and archive programming online.


The report is based on a combination of case studies and in-depth interviews with practitioners at community media across Europe. Questions that are covered in the study include: How have successful models of sharing and archiving content online been developed? How are these online archives structured and organized? How is the work flow structured and who plays what role? What training, guidance, and moderation are needed and established? What technical capacities and other related issues do stations grapple with? What practical solutions are being found, and what problems are not being adequately solved?


The report finds that online sharing and archiving is still in an embryonic stage for most community broadcasters, hampered by the sector’s limited financial and organizational resources, and to some extent its often emotive roots in on-air broadcasting as a medium. Nevertheless, the study identifies a number of interesting cases in which individual community broadcasters have explored the possibilities of online archiving and the best ways to serve new audiences in innovative and successful ways. The report outlines how they have done so and what lessons can be learnt from their experiences.



View or download as a PDF file: Bold strides or tentative steps? How community media share and archive audiovisual content online

Creative Approaches to
Living Cultural Archives

Introducing the Project

Every day, local citizens across Europe are producing hundreds of community media programs, broadcast on non-commercial, participatory TV and radio stations. They are creating a range of content of immense variety. The news and current affairs programs they make tackle issues like migration policy, political education, cultural diversity, European integration and many other topical subjects. At a time of increasing concentration of commercial media ownership and strains on public service broadcasting, the European Parliament has recognized the important and significant role of independent community media. Their work bolsters Europe’s media pluralism, empowers citizens, fosters social inclusion, enriches social debate, and provides valuable training and skills.

The growing array of socially relevant content they produce constitutes a vast knowledge resource, and an effective use of it could buttress people’s right to freedom of expression and access to information. Unfortunately, many of the programs which community media produce are only broadcast once and become unavailable to the public after that, since the mostly volunteer-based, non-profit stations face specific limits and dilemmas when it comes to creating and managing online archives.

CAPTCHA – Research Outline

A short description by Joost van Beek

As first component of the research, the Center is investigating and evaluating examples of collaborative online archives and interfaces, which either present community media-produced and -curated content or provide useful models relevant to community media. Through desk research and case studies, the researchers want to explore both past and current models, reviewing the scope of content and features offered as well as issues of structure, design, navigation and interactivity.