Save our Sounds - Volunteer to Preserve Cultural Audio

Posted by mn251 at Mar 12, 2019 09:55 AM |
The University is part of a project to digitise audio and preserve our cultural history and we will soon be seeking volunteers to help.

In 2015, the British Library conducted a national audit of sound collections across the UK. Thy found over one million recordings located in museums, libraries, archives, and private collections. Owing to natural decay, they realised time was running out to digitise the work before it became unreadable. Fearing they would lose this audible window in the past, they commissioned partnership projects across the UK in a bid to save our rich cultural heritage of audio.

The University is part of this pact. The Save Our Sounds project we are involved with comprises of organisations across the Midlands. Together, our mission is to catalogue, transcribe and digitise valuable forms of audio that would otherwise be lost to the relentless passage of time.

The project is being led by the Midlands Hub team, located at David Wilson Library.

Read more about the project and find out about volunteering opportunities here.

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