State Library NSW to make oral histories accessible

Central West Libraries, Ryde Library Service, Wagga Wagga Libraries and Wollongong Libraries will be the first public libraries in Australia to use a new tool created by SLNSW, Amplify, which allows anyone to search, listen to and transcribe local audio collections.  For full story click here.

Nimbin’s Aquarius Festival

Seventy-five hours of interviews with Nimbin locals about the 1973 Aquarius Festival have been released online, with a plea to ‘digital volunteers’ to help transcribe them.  Using a new innovative online tool called Amplify, developed by the State Library of NSW in partnership with the New York Public Library, anyone from anywhere can now search, listen to and help transcribe the audio collection.  For full story click here.