Pop Up Archive: Build an Archive & Make It Count | See you in Austin!

Pop Up Archive is a Knight-funded project that makes it easy to tag and store audio and related material on the web. We’re debuting an alpha version of the site in March at SXSW:Interactive. We’d love to see you there.

If you have amazing audio on the shelf (or hard drive), consider taking the system for a two step while you’re at SXSW. What does Pop Up Archive do exactly? Put plainly, we’re making audio searchable and easy to organize. 

  • Save digital audio.

Valuable material gets lost every time a hard drive dies or a folder gets erased to make more space on your laptop. Pop Up Archive enables anyone to track their material and safeguard media privately on Pop Up Archive servers or publicly at the Internet Archive.

  • Make it searchable.

Pop Up Archive uses speech-to-text software to create transcripts and useful subject tags about your audio automatically. You can also add your own descriptive tags and metadata using a simple form.

  • Build a nexus of archival audio from around the world.

Save time exploring and finding material within your own work as well as a wide range of material producers, oral historians, archives and scholars. Private storage options enable you to protect any audio that’s not ready to be shared.

If you’re planning to be at SXSW, we’d love to see you there. Registration for the workshop is required, but no one is expected to come for all four hours. You can read more on our Facebook event page. Tell your friends!

Pop Up Archive: Build an Archive & Make It Count | See you in Austin!