Knowledge exchange

TUNING IN focus events intend to help answer questions you might have about day-to-day sound archive work, most of which will cover two key topics. Many of these events include case studies to promote knowledge exchange within the sector.

Two ON TRACK management discussion events will be held to enable collection holders to discuss the strategic challenges and opportunities involved in working with sound recordings in Scotland. The discussion days will provide dedicated time and space for management-level knowledge exchange in a small-group setting.

Scotland’s Sounds PLUGGED IN stakeholder meetings are held in a variety of locations around Scotland and are a chance to discuss things that are happening now in Scotland’s sound archive sector, network and share knowledge.

 

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Training programme of Scotland’s Sounds project for autumn-winter 2016-2017

 

6 December 2016, Glasgow – PLUGGED IN : Stakeholder Meeting

An afternoon meeting for sound collection holders providing opportunities for networking, updates, feedback and discussion.

Learn more about this event and book your place at: Plugged in – Skateholder meeting

 

17 January 2017, Glasgow -TUNING IN: Demystifying Copyright & Sharing Sound Collections Online

The morning session will offer guidance on copyright/permissions relating to sound archives and the afternoon case studies will explore how sound collections can be shared online.

Learn more about this event and book your place at: Tuning in – Desmystifying copyright

 

21 February 2017, Edinburgh – ON TRACK : Management Discussion Day 2

The second of two knowledge-exchange days for collection holders looking to discuss the management-level challenges and opportunities involved in working with archive sound recordings.

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.

Learn more about this event and book your place at: On track – Management day 2

 

Past events

6 September 2016, Inverness – PLUGGED IN : Stakeholder Meeting

An afternoon meeting for sound collection holders providing opportunities for networking, updates, feedback and discussion. The guest case study will focus on the Tobar an Dualchais project.

Learn more about this event at : Plugged in – Skateholder meeting

20 September 2016, Dundee– TUNING IN: Analogue Preservation & Cataloguing Recordings

The morning session offers an overview of preservation techniques for analogue sound formats – including equipment, handling, appraisal, conservation, storage and disaster planning. The afternoon session will involve sharing a range of cataloguing best practice and practical case studies from colleagues using museum, library and archive standards.

Learn more about this event at : Tuning in – Analogue preservation

 

4 October 2016, Perth – TUNING IN : Resourcing Your Sound Archive: Volunteering & Fundraising

The morning session will include a workshop on the principles of volunteer management and a number of case studies from organisations who have worked with volunteers in their sound archives. The afternoon workshop will provide you with an overview of the fundraising process and examples from the heritage sector, with a focus on fundraising for sound archives.

Learn more about this event at : Tuning in – Volunteering and fundraising

25 October 2016, Aberdeen– TUNING IN: Sound Digitisation & Digital Preservation

The morning session will focus on planning for digitisation and how to navigate the options available. The afternoon workshop will focus on managing digital collections and include case studies from organisations managing digital collections.

Learn more about this event at: Tuning in – Sound digitisation

15 November 2016, Edinburgh– ON TRACK : Management Discussion Day 1

The first of two knowledge-exchange days for collection holders looking to discuss the management-level challenges and opportunities involved in working with archive sound recordings. The second discussion day will be held on 21 February 2017.

Learn more about this event at: On track – Management day 1