Sound and vision blog

23 November 2007

Archival Sound Recordings in House of Lords exhibition

For the next two months, the Archival Sound Recording service will be on display in the House of Lords Library. In the first such exhibition to be held there, ASR is joined by two more of the British Library’s flagship digital projects, Turning the Pages™ and the new 19th Century Newspapers site.

The exhibition was opened on 16 November with speeches from Lord Avebury, Sir Colin Lucas, and the Lord Speaker, The Rt Hon the Baroness Hayman.  To mark the occasion, Archival Sound Recordings gave prominence to a 1971 St Mary-le-Bow debate involving Sir Peter Walker, Baron of Worcester (please click on this link to listen to the debate), who was then Secretary of State for the Environment.

The British Library’s Public Affairs Manager Victoria Carson, said:  "We are delighted to have this unique opportunity to host an exhibition in the House of Lords Library. It helps us communicate some of our key messages with regard to capturing and preserving material in the world of constantly changing technology."

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