The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project wants to make people working in heritage organisations feel more confident when caring for and providing access to the audio in their collections. Ideally we’d like everybody working in a gallery, library, archive or museum in the North West to know what the first steps are once you’ve plucked up the courage to open that box of tapes.
We also want to raise the profile of audio heritage more widely among the public so that more people know what they could do with those long lost tapes in the attic. Our team is currently creating a suite of training materials to be shared in Autumn 2020.
Training materials produced so far:
A zine guide for how to digitise audio cassettes:
Test your audio format knowledge:
Test your digitisation quality control skills:
Blogs describing some sound heritage processes:
Two free Open University courses including interactive modules on early revolutions in sound recording:
From the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA):