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  • Hands-on Digitisation Day
    10:00-16:30
    09-03-17
    School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh, 29 George Square, Edinburgh EH8, UK

    School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh, 29 George Square, Edinburgh EH8, UK

    Stuart Robinson and Colin Gateley from the School of Scottish Studies Archives are offering a unique opportunity for 8 participants to get hands-on with their equipment and learn best practice handling, playback and digitisation processes. They will also run through how to identify at risk tape stocks.

    Book your free place here

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  • Archival management of oral history collections
    09:45-16:45
    24-03-17
    Scottish Oral History Centre, Strathclyde University, Curran Building, 100 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0RD, UK

    Scottish Oral History Centre, Strathclyde University, Curran Building, 100 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0RD, UK

    Run jointly by the British Library’s oral history department, the Oral History Society and the Archives and Records Association.

    This day course will be led by Rob Perks and Tom Ruane covers the practical, technical, legal and ethical issues around the selection, acquisition and description of oral history and other recorded personal testimony and spoken word on multiple audio formats with varying preservation challenges. It will also explore opportunities that oral history based-partnerships offer archives for community engagement.

    Book your free place here

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  • Exhibition tour, ‘You Are Here: A Journey Through Maps’
    11:00-12:00
    28-03-17
    7 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, UK

    7 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG, UK

    A guided tour of the current exhibition in partnership with the Connecting Scotland’s Sounds project, featuring archive sound recordings from across Scotland. Please book via the Eventbrite link below and meet at the reception desk in the main Library building.

    Connecting Scotland’s Sounds is a project based at the National Library of Scotland which champions the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s audio heritage with support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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