Preserving WA's Music History Cassette Tapes

Listen to Dr Adam Trainer on ABC Radio as he delves into a collection of recently digitised cassette tapes – magnetic media which are highly vulnerable to deterioration – and reveals some special recordings by Josie Boyle, Nova Ensemble and Wild Palms.

The State Library keeps these collections in climate-controlled storage to stabilise their condition, but digitisation means that they have greater longevity and can be accessed online through the State Library catalogue.

Recorded on 19 November 2021.

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This page last updated on 6 December 2021