First Steps: Caring for Community Archives – Sound and Moving Image
The results of SCA’s community archives survey showed there is a desire for training in basic conservation, cataloguing and digital preservation while creating a network of resources to support people working with community archives. On the 26 February 2020, we provided a training day for community heritage groups caring for Sound and Moving Image Collections.
Working with National Library of Scotland (NLS), and in partnership with the Unlocking our Sound Heritage Project – an ambitious 5 years project headed by the British Library. The one-day event provided advice on how to identify and care for sound and moving image formats, what to think about when planning digitisation, what information to include when cataloguing and how sound and film can be used to support learning and engagement activities.
The day included three separate case studies which successfully use sound and moving images materials in community collections, for the interpretation and display in a new museum and the challenges involved preserving community conversations – the Singer (Sewing machine) Stories Project
The training day was limited to 22 attendees due to available space at Kelvin Hall and we intend to repeat this event later this year.
In the meantime, we have made available several handouts and useful links for information on the identification and care of sound and moving image materials.