Music at the Library – feedback from the last (Re)discovery event

On the evening of Tuesday 24 January the British Library hosted the final sell-out Sound (re)discovery event. The evening was a showcase of live music and a demonstration of early sound recording with 40 tickets available – and all were sold out before the day. We were joined by members of the Orchestra of the [...]

January 26th, 2017|Events, News, Sound categories|0 Comments

The bare-faced go-away-bird just got a makeover!

Last Saturday was the Europeana Sounds’ Wikipedia edit-a-thon, hosted by the British Library. This was a bold mission to provide as many Wikipedia articles as possible in the short time available with relevant sound recordings. […]

October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Come on a sound safari with the British Library and Wikimedia

On Saturday 8th October 2016 the British Library will be hosting its second Europeana Sounds Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to participate (for free) and you can even join in the fun remotely. […]

August 22nd, 2016|Environment recordings, Events, News, Sound categories|Comments Off on Come on a sound safari with the British Library and Wikimedia

A pub crawl for all your senses

We’ve all heard of the recent trend in boosting creativity: ambient sounds of cafés and restaurants, So, if a café atmosphere help you work better, what about a pub?  If you have ever sat in an old community pub with a crackling fire on a chilly night and just absorbed the aura surrounding you, you might know what we mean. Of course, it can be noisy, with rattling glasses, chatty people and laughter here and there, but pubs ooze a charm that is hard to resist. […]

April 19th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|0 Comments

Wiki Edit-a-thon: Wildlife Sounds

Have a passion for sounds, nature, or just for making Wikipedia better? If yes, and you’ll be in or near London on Saturday 7th November, then come along to the British Library! Image from British Library Flickr stream , CC BY. […]

Linking Europe’s digital sound archives

Richard Ranft, Project Coordinator, presented Europeana Sounds at the British and Irish Sound Archives’ 2014 Conference in Dublin (Ireland), on 16 May 2014. Have a look at his presentation! […]

May 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments