Near FM launch new Digital Audio Archive

image001The Near FM Archive was officially launched by Prof Dr Pauric Travers, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Also speaking at the event were Dublin City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark and Chairperson of Near Media Co-op, Vincent Teeling. This was followed by a short demonstration of the Near Archive.

About Near Archive

Near Archive is a digital audio database of interviews, which were originally broadcast on Near FM’s flagship community affairs programme Northside Today between the years 2011 and 2016. The content reflects upon the themes of Irish Culture, Life and Experience with a particular emphasis on local arts and culture, local news, history, heritage and community events. The total number of archived pieces in this collection is 1,200.

Near Archive has been assembled with the input of expert partners including the Digital Repository of Ireland and Dublin City Council Library and Archive. In addition a cross sectoral approach to archiving has been established through CRAOL, the national body for community radio.

Near Archive can be accessed by visiting www.archive.ie where content can be streamed or downloaded and runs on a Creative Commons license.

Partners and Funders: Near FM www.near.ie, CRAOL (Community Radio Ireland) www.craol.ie, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland www.bai.ie, Digital Repository of Ireland www.dri.ie, Dublin City Library & Archive www.dublincity.ie, CDETB www.cityofdublin.etb.ie