Audio Bench – National Library of Wales
The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project will digitise sound items that are rare, unique and under threat of physical degradation. The audio bench is a great way to showcase some of the unheard interviews. It will allow listeners to engage in sound recordings and explore part of their history
-Alison Smith – Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Hub Project Manager
As part of the project we supplied a Solar Audio Bench ‘Traditional’ containing a selection of clips taken from the archive. This incorporates an outdoor audio point within a traditional bench powered completely via solar energy, which allows visitors of the Library to interact with audio items whilst seated outside.
The Audio Bench is seen as a great way by the project team to allow listeners to engage with the sound recordings and kick start their exploration into the history these clips represent.