Europeana Radio, which launched in January 2017, is a project which allows people to hear music from national libraries and sound archives, making archive recordings easily available on the net for the first time. The on-line portal (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/radio.html) allows you to play in radio mode, having a random selection of recordings or you can search away to your hearts content. It is quite seductive, just selecting the Classical or the Folk and Traditional Music genre and listening away. Many of the recordings are short, just tantalising glimpses into the recorded past.
The project is currently crowdsourcing the tagging of the recordings available, and the portal allows people to add tags to recordings they recognise with the aim of getting 10,000 of the archive's recordings. tagged.
The project is part of Europeana Sounds which links an impressive number of institutions. (British
Library (BL), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
(NISV), Kennisland (KL), Europeana, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA),
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Austrian Institute of Technology
Centre national de la Recherche scientifique
Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane
Irish Traditional Music Archive
The Language Archive at MPI-PL
National Library of Latvia
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Austrian National Library
Institute of Contemporary History – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
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