American Archive of Public Broadcasting

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Vision Statement

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting seeks to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media, and to coordinate a national effort to save at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity.

Mission Statement

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting seeks to:

  • Become a focal point for discoverability of historical public media content;

  • Coordinate a national effort to preserve and make accessible as much significant public broadcasting materials as possible;

  • Encourage coordinated participation by providing content creators in the public media system with standards and best practices, guidance, training, and advice for storing, processing, preserving, and making accessible their historical content, and for raising funds in order to accomplish these tasks;

  • Disseminate content widely by facilitating the use of archival public media content by scholars, educators, students, journalists, media producers, researchers, and the public, for the purpose of learning, informing, and teaching;

  • Increase public awareness of the significance of historical public media and the need to preserve and make accessible significant public broadcasting programs; and

  • Ensure the perpetuation of the archive by working toward financial sustainability.