AFSAAP’s Treasurer Dr. Graeme Counsel has announced the completion of his incredible work in cataloguing and archiving 9,410 songs which constitute the sound archive of Radio Télévision Guinée (RTG). This project included the digitisation of thousands of reels of audio recorded on magnetic tape. They have now been catalogued in the British Library’s Sound and Moving Image Catalogue and are available for listening to in the reading rooms.
Graeme was asked by The British Library to write a blog at their web site which describes the RTG music archival projects. Here is the link – http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/.
Those with an appetite for more can read Graeme’s personal accounts of his archival projects in Guinea at his Radio Africa website. http://www.radioafrica.com.au/EAP_2008.html, http://www.radioafrica.com.au/EAP_2009.html and http://www.radioafrica.com.au/EAP_2012.html.