Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Capturing the sounds of Sheffield (UK)
"The British Library is initiating an interactive survey, UK SoundMap, launching as a regional trial in Sheffield. The survey will map the sounds of the acoustic landscape ('soundscape') and preserve the sounds of 2010 for the future. With the enhanced capabilities of cheap apps on smart phones, new and exciting possibilities for acquisition and content management are opening up for the British Library. In collaboration with the Noise Futures Network and Audioboo, the British Library is embarking on a mass observation exercise to create a significant body of audio data for environment researchers"