Calling volunteers throughout Wales …

  • February 6, 2013 - robphillips

The National Library of Wales is inviting volunteers to assist with a project collating the history of the Great War as it affected all aspects of Welsh life, language and culture.

The collection includes audio tapes of interviews with people from the South Wales coalfields, who lived through the war, sharing their experiences; the aim is to make this collection fully accessible.

The work involves checking and editing existing transcriptions of the audio tapes, as well as creating new transcriptions.  Volunteers will receive the audio tapes on a USB stick and will be asked to transfer the content to a ‘Word’ document, which can then be e-mailed to the project officer.  Guidelines will be provided.

Essential requirements:

  • The ability to work independently;
  • IT skills – ‘Word’, e-mail, and experience of working with Realplayer or Quicktime;
  • Excellent literacy skills in English and/or Welsh;
  • An eye for detail and methodical.

Volunteers can work from home at their convenience.
For more information, or to register an interest, contact:
Gwyneth Davies, Volunteers’ Co-ordinator,
Phone – 01970 632991