Keep Sounds is 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.
Keep Sounds is based at The Keep Archives in Brighton. It is one of 10 centres of excellence across the UK, working to preserve historic sound recordings. We work with archives across the South East to digitise and catalogue sound recordings that are at risk of being lost. These include oral history interviews, radio broadcasts, talks and performances, music and environmental sound recordings. We also offer training and run events. Keep Sounds is part of a British Library project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Nancy Jones writes about listening to the experiences of the people caught up in the Lewes floods.
Duncan Harrison reflects on the challenge of repairing a tape cassette.
Esther Gill writes about the richness of the Ashdown Forest Oral History Collection.
Duncan Harrison writes about ‘cassette culture’ and why your old cassettes may contain magic.
Duncan Harrison looks back at how magnetic tape came to be used creatively in the 20th century.
Katie Tavini writes about why ‘right now’ is a good time to think about preserving any photos you have stored on CD.