Help needed saving the sounds of history

The British Library is currently asking for donations to help raise the $60 million it’ll take to digitally preserve their entire collection.

At their current rate, he says, it would take them 48 years to digitize all of their recordings. The recordings are spread out among more than 40 different audio formats, some long dead.

Read From Wax Cylinders to Records, Saving the Sounds of History at NPR

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