Europeana Sounds is now opening its best practice network to new associate partners to the project. If you have…
- Audio or audio related collections
- A digitised and online accessible collection
- A desire to share these collections on Europeana
…we would love to hear from you. We can assist you in the aggregation process and help you to contribute your audio heritage to Europeana, through our project. This will expand the reach of your collections and they will join a wide range of audio heritage which is being contributed through Europeana Sounds. For further information please contact the project manager, Laura Miles.
Here is the list of organisations which have already decided to trust us in helping them sharing their collections:
Soundscape of Istanbul, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
The Soundscape of Istanbul is a research project conducted by Pınar Çevikayak Yelmi during her doctoral studies (2012-2016) at Koç University, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Nina Ergin, Assoc. Prof. Sertaç Kakı and Assoc. Prof. Asım Evren Yantaç. The project deals with the urban culture of the city of Istanbul and the sounds of everyday traditions. Sounds are integral parts of any urban environment and our daily lives. Sounds also constitute a significant aspect of cultural heritage and sonic values are crucial for cultural memory and for the sustainability of cultural identity; thus, they deserve to be protected as intangible cultural heritage elements. The Soundscape of Istanbul project aims to collect representative sounds and protect them in a publicly accessible archive, Koç University Suna Kıraç Library Digital Collections. Access the collection.
In order to expand this sound collection, the Soundsslike project was initiated by Pınar Çevikayak Yelmi which is a crowdsourced sound map that encourages people to record and upload sounds that they consider worth protecting. The intention of the Soundsslike project is to draw people’s attention to urban sounds, to make them aware of their uniqueness and to create a platform in which anyone can share cultural sounds.
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions combining the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-orientated learning in a student and staff community of c 22,000. The DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, which was founded by Dublin’s city council in 1890, provides the conditions for musicians to develop practical, academic and research skills and facilitates cross-fertilisation of artistic and technological activity thereby enabling innovative technological, economic, social and cultural progress. Our special collections focus on the music in and of Ireland, supporting both internal and national research, and feature the historical audio collections of Frank & Bernadette Caruana and six Grammy Award winner Derek Bell.
Research centre on sonic space and urban environment (cresson)
The research centre on sonic space and urban environment (cresson) is a laboratory of architectural research founded in 1979 and located at the Graduate School of Architecture in Grenoble – France. Research carried out at the laboratory focuses on the perceptible environment, and architectural and urban ambiances.
It draws on original pluridisciplinary methods, at the meeting point between human and social science, between architecture and engineering science.
After concentrating initially on the sound space, the laboratory extended the scope of its inquiries to include the many dimensions of in situ sensory perception : light, heat, smell, touch and bodily movement.
Cresson advocates a qualitative approach liable to help and perhaps influence design strategies and processes of architectural and urban
The Fryderyk Chopin Institute
The activities of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, which was established in 2001 on the basis of an act of the Polish Parliament, cover the following areas: research and popularization of knowledge about Chopin’s life and work, publications, organization of concerts, conferences, courses, cooperation with institutions and organizations dealing in the protection of the Chopin heritage, gathering of Chopin-related archive materials and museum objects, monitoring of whether Chopin’s image and name are not used for commercial purposes, running a Chopin Information Centre (Internet site).
Fryderyk Chopin Institute is the organizer of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
Archives of Latvian Folklore, ILFA, UL (Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia) / LU LFMI Latviešu folkloras krātuve
The Archives of Latvian Folklore were established in 1924 in Riga, following the initiative of Anna Bērzkalne (1891–1956), a folklorist and school teacher. Based on international standards, the Archives were developed as the central institution for the collection and study of folklore in Latvia. The name and affiliation of the institution have changed several times over the years. Initially, the Archives were affiliated to the Boards of Monuments of the Ministry of Education. In 1992 the historical name of the Archives, Latviešu folkloras krātuve, was restored, and now it is a department within the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia.
Collections: Being the largest centre for collection of Latvian oral traditions, the holdings of the Archives of Latvian Folklore contain approximately 3 million folklore items. The main body is constituted by Latvian folklore, but there are also collections of Livonian, Russian, German, Belarusian, Jewish, Lithuanian, Estonian and Gypsy folklore. The collections represent the culture of different social groups, since folklore was collected among peasants, schoolchildren, soldiers, informants in old people’s homes, in prisons, etc. The major part of the depository is made up of handwritten manuscripts. However, there are also sound and video recordings, notations, drawings and photographs of different decades in the holdings of the Archives.