Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The British Library Sounds on Google Maps
The British Library Sound Maps is a nice collection of Google Maps featuring audio recordings in a number of different categories.
Users can explore traditional music on the Music from India and Traditional English Music maps. The Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust map features a number of first hand oral accounts from survivors of the Holocaust.
The British Library collection also includes sound maps of wildlife recordings and British regional accents and dialects.
In addition The British Library is currently working with the BBC on the Listening Project. The Listening Project is attempting to build a unique picture of life today by recording intimate conversations between close friends and relatives throughout the UK.