Our Place: A DIY Digital-Archiving Toolkit for Music Venues

Rachel Cowgill*, Alan Dix, Hilary Orange, Chris Sherrington, Victoria Hoyle, Charlotte Armstrong, Frankie Perry, Lizzie Hodgson, Andy Egerton

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site


'Our Place' is a collaborative University of York and Swansea University pilot project. The project aimed to assess the need for DIY digital-archiving resources among live-music venues, and to put measures in place to equip community venues with knowledge, tools and techniques to safeguard their memories. From folk clubs to club nights, live-music venues and initiatives are deeply embedded in community life and are home to rich local and personal memories. However, without any form of preservation, important records, artefacts and other materials that tell these venues' stories are at risk of being lost or damaged.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2024

Bibliographical note

Developed with support from: UKRI; UK CRF; Cherishde - Swansea University Digital Economy Research Centre; CHART - Swansea University Centre for Heritage Research and Training.


  • music venues
  • place and community
  • co-creation
  • digital archives

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