Connecting Scotland’s Sounds Training Opportunities 2016-2017

Posted on 02/08/2016 by

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Connecting Scotland’s Sounds is pleased to announce a series of free-to-attend knowledge exchange and training opportunities across Scotland. The events are supported by a 2016-2017 grant from Esmee Fairbairn.

The next 12 months will offer unique opportunities for those caring for sound archives in or about Scotland to extend their knowledge of best practice relating to preserving and sharing archive sound recordings.

The autumn/winter programme is listed below and available to book at http://scotlandssounds.eventbrite.com; we’ll be announcing the spring/summer programme at the turn of the year.

  • A range of TUNING IN focus events will help answer questions you might have about day-to-day sound archive work, most of which will cover two key topics. Many of these events will include case studies to promote knowledge exchange within the sector.
  • Two ON TRACK management discussion events will be held to enable collection holders to discuss the strategic challenges and opportunities involved in working with sound recordings in or about Scotland. The discussion days will provide dedicated time and space for management-level knowledge exchange in a small-group setting.
  • Scotland’s Sounds PLUGGED IN stakeholder meetings are held in a range of locations around Scotland and are a chance to discuss things that are happening now in Scotland’s sound archive sector, network and share knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE EVENTS (click title for details)


PLUGGED IN Stakeholder Meeting

6 September 2016, Inverness

An afternoon meeting for sound collection holders providing opportunities for networking, updates, feedback and discussion. The guest case study will focus on the Tobar an Dualchais project.


TUNING IN: Analogue Preservation & Cataloguing Recordings

20 September 2016, Dundee

The morning session offers an overview of preservation techniques for analogue sound formats – including equipment, handling, appraisal, conservation, storage and disaster planning. The afternoon session will involve sharing a range of cataloguing best practice and practical case studies from colleagues using museum, library and archive standards. 


TUNING IN: Resourcing Your Sound Archive: Volunteering & Fundraising

4 October 2016, Perth

The morning session will include a workshop on the principles of volunteer management and a number of case studies from organisations who have worked with volunteers in their sound archives. The afternoon workshop will provide you with an overview of the fundraising process and examples from the heritage sector, with a focus on fundraising for sound archives.


TUNING IN: Sound Digitisation & Digital Preservation

25 October 2016, Aberdeen

The morning session will focus on planning for digitisation and how to navigate the options available. The afternoon workshop will focus on managing digital collections and include case studies from organisations managing digital collections.


ON TRACK Management Discussion Day 1

15 November 2016, Edinburgh

The first of two knowledge-exchange days for collection holders looking to discuss the management-level challenges and opportunities involved in working with archive sound recordings. The second discussion day will be held on 21 February 2017.


PLUGGED IN Stakeholder Meeting

6 December 2016, Glasgow

An afternoon meeting for sound collection holders providing opportunities for networking, updates, feedback and discussion.


TUNING IN: Demystifying Copyright & Sharing Sound Collections Online

17 January 2017, Glasgow

The morning session will offer guidance on copyright/permissions relating to sound archives and the afternoon case studies will explore how sound collections can be shared online.


ON TRACK Management Discussion Day 2

21 February 2017, Edinburgh

The second of two knowledge-exchange days for collection holders looking to discuss the management-level challenges and opportunities involved in working with archive sound recordings.


The Connecting Scotland’s Sounds Tuning In and On Track days are designed for small groups and places are limited; we would encourage you to sign up to events as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out. Booking deadlines are set for 2 weeks prior to the event date. Please email Amy McDonald on a.mcdonald@nls.uk if there’s a training day which you’re not available for but would like to attend if it were to be repeated at a later date.

Connecting Scotland’s Sounds is a project funded by Esmee Fairbairn from 2016 to 2017 to champion the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s audio heritage.

 

 

 

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