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Cataloguing & Research Volunteers with Unlocking Our Sound Heritage @ The Keep


About this volunteering opportunity

You will be volunteering on the BBC Radio Brighton Collection, held at The Keep Archives at Falmer. Depending upon your interests, volunteering will include working with the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team to:

* Listen to recordings from the BBC Radio Brighton Collection and write short summaries.
* Produce listings of additional information about the recordings.
* Undertake additional research using The Keep Archives to enrich our understanding of the collection.
* Writing a blog about some element of the Collection and/or your experience of working with it.
* Support any UOSH events and engagement activities.

About this organisation

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) is a project to digitise and make accessible sound recordings held in archives across the South East. We are based at The Keep Archives in Brighton.

Over the three year period 2018-2021 UOSH will digitise sound collections that are at risk of being lost, either due to the equipment no longer being available to play them, or to tape decay.

For more information see the website or follow us on Twitter @KeepSounds or Instagram keep_sounds

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

All volunteers will receive:

* An introduction to the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project.
* An induction into working at The Keep Archives.
* Training in summarising and cataloguing sound recordings.

In addition, there will be opportunities for training in using software to select extracts of recordings for use in social media and engagement activities.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

We are looking for volunteers who are:

* interested in working with sound recordings.
* interested in developing their understanding of and skills in cataloguing in archives.
* curious listeners with a good ear for detail.
* confident in using computers (though no specialist software knowledge is required)

The contact person for this opportunity is Esther Gill, 01273 335599

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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