Learn about oral history and sound heritage at the University Library

Have you ever wanted to collect memories of your local community, or preserve sound recordings for future generations?

You can learn how to at a public conference on Monday 9 July, hosted by the University Library.

Practical sessions will show you to how run an oral history project and organise the material you collect. Speakers from the British Library will introduce a new initiative to preserve rare sound recordings in the Midlands. The Leonard Cheshire Archive will talk about their work preserving the history of those who have lived and worked in Leonard Cheshire charity.

The Library is hosting the event on behalf of CILIP Local Studies Group, an organisation that promotes local studies libraries.

The conference is for anyone involved in oral history and sound collections, or who would like to work in this area in the future.

The programme is designed to help attendees keep up to date with best practice, find out about new initiatives, and meet other people in this field. Those leading the event will also be inviting interest in a local studies network for librarians, archivists and heritage professionals in the Midlands.

  • Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
  • For further information, please email William Farrell: wjbf1@le.ac.uk or telephone 0116 252 2018.