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Pop Up Archive organizes sound so it can be found and reused. Search your sound to the second. Transcribe and tag automatically. Explore the public archive and rediscover lost voices.

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Innovating new forms of audio storytelling

PopUp Archive Blog • March 1, 2017

We’re delighted to share that we’re partnering with BuzzFeed and Stitcher to host Come and Play, a two-day audio storytelling hackathon where artists, storytellers, producers, developers, designers, and others will come together to find new and fun ways to tell stories with audio.

Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership

Digital Public Library of America • Nov. 10, 2016

Last year, DPLA partnered with Pop Up Archive, a platform of tools for organizing and searching digital spoken word, to offer exclusive discounted services to DPLA partner organizations.

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Founders / Key Team

Anne Wootton
Anne Wootton
CEO & Co-Founder

Anne holds a Master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley in Information Management and Systems, where she focused in digital archives and the sociology of technology. Anne has worked with independent producers The Kitchen Sisters and national grant agencies to identify preservation and access opportunities for independent radio. She is a 2012 Soundcloud Community Fellow and winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge: Data. Previously, she worked at Morningstar in France and planned and executed a $300K project to digitize the disintegrating 125-year bound volume archive of The Brown Daily Herald.

Bailey Smith
Bailey Smith
CTO & Co-Founder

Bailey holds a Master’s from the UC Berkeley School of Information in Information Management and Systems and has worked as an editor, journalist, web master and information architect. She has worked at Yahoo and contributed to projects as a user experience researcher and designer for Code for America and Pivotal Labs. She has also engaged intimately with media production as a transmedia consultant and as the producer of the radio documentary, Local Hire, an exploration of the rise and fall of film production in North Carolina. Bailey is a 2012 Soundcloud Community Fellow and winner of the 2012 Knight News Challenge: Data. She previously authored a research paper on the effect of shame as a motivational driver on the web.

Peter Karman
Peter Karman
Lead Engineer

Peter is a software developer with a background in information retrieval, search systems and data management. He has been the inaugural chair of the Apache Lucy project, the inaugural chair of the Public Media Platform's technical committee, the technical architect of the Public Insight Network, and the creator of the Dezi search platform. He was previously Lead Technical Architect at American Public Media.