Keep Sounds was part of Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a British Library project to preserve, catalogue, and give access to rare and unique sound recordings from across the UK.
Unlocking Our Sound Heritage ran from 2018-2021, based at The Keep Archives in Brighton. Over its three years, the project digitised and catalogued over 3250 at-risk sound recordings held in archives and museums across the South East. It also provided training on preserving, cataloguing and working with sound recordings; developed a programme of public events on the theme of ‘listening’; worked with artists and community groups; and cleared the copyright on over 700 recordings to go on a new British Library website.
For a bit more information about the project, see a film about our work: The journey of a tape.
For any queries relating to the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at The Keep, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Preservation Engineer Duncan Harrison talks about working with a small collection of audio tapes from the archive of Salisbury film maker Eda Moore.
Jingjing Xu reflects on her placement with KeepSounds.
A UOSH commission using sound to support wellbeing
Esther Gill writes about sound recordings in the University of Sussex’s Special Collections.
Angela Bachini listens to ghosts in the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage collections.
Esther Gill listens in to Christmas Eve in Brighton, 1968.
Jen Grasso writes about oral history & working on Windrush interviews.
Henry Rowsell reflects on working on sound heritage, digitisation projects & less-heard voices.
Alison Hulme writes about Brighton’s West Pier, in 1975 & today.
Natasha Witts writes about recordings in the BBC Radio Brighton archive featuring libraries & librarians.
Esther Gill writes about World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Nancy Jones writes about listening to the experiences of the people caught up in the Lewes floods.