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Tom Ruane

British Library
Preservation Audio Engineer / Trainer
Tom Ruane is a Preservation Audio Engineer & Trainer at the British Library, with over 10 years experience in the audio preservation field. In his current role on the ambitious Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project, which aims to digitise and fully preserve 160,00 at-risk recordings from across the UK by 2022, he is responsible for setting up three regional audio preservation studios as part of a UK-wide network. This includes training and mentoring project staff in preservation principles, standards and workflows, which will give them the knowledge and tools to provide sustainable access to audio collections in their regions.