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Posted - 27-03-2019

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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Volunteer Opportunity at the National Library of Wales

 

The Project

The National Library of Wales is one of the 10 Hub partners across the UK participating in the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, which is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and led by the British Library.

The British Library and the 10 Hubs will digitally preserve half a million rare and at risk sound recordings, and make 100,000 available online.

From September 2018 until September 2021 the National Library of Wales will digitise, catalogue and assess rights for 5,000 sound recordings from Wales. They will include a range of subjects from oral history, lectures, dialect to Welsh pop and folk music.

The aim is to transform access to sound collections in Wales making them available online and on site at the Library. In order to fulfil this, we will be working with some of our partners in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and Tredegar.

 

 

 

 

Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers or students who wish to gain work experience to support the project.

We have a range of activities on offer from creating inventories, help prepare digitisation work and content research. Training will be provided.

If you have an interest in learning more about Welsh history and sound recordings, keen to learn and develop new skills why not join our warm and friendly team.

If you would like to discuss the project, please contact Alison on uosh@llyfrgell.cymru

Datgloi Ein Treftadaeth Sain

Cyfle Gwirfoddoli yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

 

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