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by Richard Wheelband, UOSH Midlands Digitisation Engineer The Unlocking Our Digital Heritage (UOSH) Midlands Hub is based in Special Collections at the University of Leicester and is preserving ‘at risk’ sound collections from across the Midlands. This is the story of one of the collections. In mid-2019 project manager Colin Hyde and I […]
In the summer of 2020, three Museum Studies students at the University of Leicester (Elizabeth Gray, Lillian Namyaalo and Maria Georgiadou) joined the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage team to create a sound map of Leicestershire & Rutland. In this blog, Elizabeth Gray reflects on the experience. ‘Sound is the vocabulary of nature,’ so said the […]
Archivist Gary Collins explains how the digitisation of an audio collection is enabling its contents to be used in a variety of ways, including for Coventry City of Culture 2021. The opportunity to get one of Coventry University’s taped interview collections digitised by the British Library’s Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project, whose Midlands […]
This exhibition was in the basement of the University library for the first few months of 2020. It featured items related to the history of sound recording and oral history in Leicestershire & Rutland from the 1950s to the present. The links below follow on from items mentioned in the video. Early […]