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Using Sound in Education – Sound Archives User Panel

The Archive Sound Recording Project is developing its user panel, and holding a related event on 11th March 2008. Details below

The British Library’s Archival Sound Recordings ( is a JISC funded project to make selected material from the Sound Archive available online to Higher and Further Education institutions. The project will be hosting a User Community event on 11th March at the British Library, St Pancras, for academics and postgraduate students who would like to become more actively involved with the service.

Reflecting the material we are making available, we are looking for specialists in Art and Design, Art History, Media, English, History, Social Sciences, Music, African Studies, Zoology, Political, Religious and Cultural Studies.

User Community members will have the opportunity to influence the direction and development of the project, support the development of case studies, host workshops, give conference papers and work with us to encourage use of the resource in the academic community.

There are two levels of involvement: User Panel members will be asked to attend a small number of meetings and workshop sessions during 2008 and early 2009, and Online Community members are invited to contribute from afar. Due to the large amount of interest that has been shown in the User Panel, we may have to be selective regarding membership of the Panel itself. Contributions by members of the Online Community are equally valuable to the project, as ultimately the community engaging with the website will be entirely online.

If you are interested in attending the event please send me an email ( AT with a short CV or a link to your web-page. Places are limited, and we may have to select attendees to ensure an even spread of academic disciplines and geographical area.

Ginevra House
Engagement Officer
Archival Sound Recordings Project
British Library

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