Event Details

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The first in a series of training sessions delivered by the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) East of England Hub

Trainers: Jonathan Draper and David Pye, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) East of England Hub, based at the Norfolk Record Office

Suitable for: Trustees, Managers, beginners, volunteers – anyone who works with sound archives in the SHARE Region and also Lincolnshire

This session will give you the tools to create a basic list of what sound recordings you have in your collection. This will help you identify and prioritise the most at-risk items, ensure they are stored and packaged in a way which minimises degradation, and start planning a preservation strategy.

Before the session:

Delegates will be invited to submit questions about their own collections, prior to the session. We can then ensure we answer those as part of the training as best as we can in a remote setting.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

• Understand the basics of analogue and digital recording technology.

• Be able to identify common audio formats confidently.

• Care for and handle common analogue and digital carriers confidently and appropriately.


The trainers will be Jonathan Draper, the Hub’s Project Manager and David Pye, the Hub’s Audio Preservation Engineer. Jonathan is an archivist who has worked with sound archives for over 20 years. David is a sound recordist and music producer who has worked with audio tape for more than 15 years. A previous role saw him digitise parts of John Peel’s archive.

Please login 5 minutes before start time

Duration: 1.5 hours

More details will be sent out once you have registered for the event.

UOSH is a UK-wide project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by the British Library who are working with ten regional hubs to digitise, catalogue and make publicly available sound archives at risk.

If you have any further questions, you may find them answered on our FAQs page.  

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England museum which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.
  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.
  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.
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