Join us for a focus day exploring routes to digitisation and preserving digital sound collections.
The morning session will focus on planning for digitisation and will be led by Will Prentice from the British Library.
The afternoon session will feature a presentation by Sharon McMeekin from the Digital Preservation Coalition and case studies from organisations managing digital audio collections, including BBC Scotland.
Connecting Scotland’s Sounds is a project funded by Esmee Fairbairn from 2016 to 2017 to champion the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s audio heritage.
The Connecting Scotland's Sounds focus days are designed for small groups and places are limited; we would encourage you to sign up to events as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out. Please email Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org if there’s a training day for which you’re not available, but that you'd like to attend if it were to be repeated in spring/summer 2017.
Terms and conditions
Connecting Scotland’s Sounds training events are free to attend, but we would like to ensure that all participants make a contribution to the programme in the form of feedback. In order to carry out meaningful evaluation for our funders Esmee Fairbairn, we ask that you make time to fill out any surveys that you are sent requesting your feedback.
If there are any events where less than 8 people have booked to attend, the event will be cancelled. If an event has to be cancelled, Connecting Scotland’s Sounds cannot be held liable for any pre-booked travel or accommodation. Booking deadlines are set for two weeks before the event is due to take place, and at this stage confirmations will be issued to all those who have signed up to attend.
We welcome participation in our training programmes by students and other interested parties, but if an event is oversubscribed we will prioritise places for participants who are currently actively caring for Scotland’s sound archives.