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Datgloi Ein Treftadaeth Sain / Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

Date joined: 28/02/14


Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is a five-year project, led by the British Library and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim is to digitally preserve rare and unique sound recordings. NLW is one of the ten Network Audio Preservation Centres that have been established across the United Kingdom to deal with the threat facing sound recordings. Each hub will receive funding for three years. The Hubs are:

National Museums Northern Ireland

Archives + Manchester

Norfolk Record Office

National Library of Scotland

University of Leicester

The Keep in Brighton

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

National Library of Wales

London Metropolitan Archives

Bristol Culture

A Project Manager, Audio Preservation Engineer and a Sound Cataloguer has been appointed, and a Rights Officer will join the team in 2019. The Project staff will digitise, catalogue and provide access to 5,000 sound items from the Library’s own collection and from our partners in Wales. These recordings will be used in learning and engagement activities and will raise the profile for Sound Archives across the UK.

Website: https://www.library.wales/collections/learn-more/screen-sound-archive/audio-visual-collections/unlocking-our-sound-heritage/ (Opens in a new window)

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