The British Library has a project just started where the general public can record short soundscapes to be kept and archived for posterity. The pilot phase is happening right in the gorgeous city of Sheffield.
I spent my lunchtime recording some soundscapes in town, geo tagging and uploading them. By the time I got back to my desk they had already made it onto the British Library Sound Map.
Here’s my tweet about it. Follow the #uksm on Twitter.
Application of this concept has some great potential for education. It also shows what a multi-tool the smart phone has become.
So if you want to be a little part of history, get recording sounds to Audioboo. More details are on my previous blog post about Audioboo.