Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Save the Voices of Tolkien, Joyce And Tennyson

Save the Voices of Tolkien, Joyce And Tennyson. Laura Clark. Smithsonian.
The British Library issued a public call for help safeguarding the over 6.5 million recordings in their archives through digital preservation. It will take around £40 million to fully fund the effort, and time is running short. The British Library’s sound archives includes audio files from Tolkien, Joyce, Florence Nightingale, Tennyson, WWI soldiers, as well as many nature sounds, oral histories and theater performances.  Thousands of others are at risk and will disappear soon if no action is taken.

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