Pop Up Archive is a lightweight web-based system that makes audio searchable. We’re building an archive of sound from journalists, oral history collections, and media organizations from around the world. Learn More.
Journalists, broadcasters, & producers
You record and tell stories — you don’t archive them. But memories fade, and material can easily get lost or degrade. When it’s easy to archive, it’s easy to find the threads that create stories.
Create a free account and start uploading. Archive your entire collection of raw audio, and completed work. No software to install, no server to manage. You’ll never lose media if your hardware fails — it’s safely stored in the cloud. Who knows when you’ll find a use for all the great content in that lengthy interview?
Your material and the full public archives, indexed automatically.
Archives of all stripes can benefit from the Pop Up Archive technology, too. We detect keywords in your audio and generate standards-compliant metadata (PBCore). Your media is immediately searchable, marked by time-stamps to quickly find what you’re looking for.
Liberate treasure troves of archival audio.
Robust search is great for research. Explore your media and the public repository by keyword, date, contributor, location, and more. Voices from archives across the country are waiting to be discovered in previously unsearchable audio.
Open to all, or keep it to yourself
Archives from anywhere can add material to a searchable, streaming repository. Soon you’ll be able to track metrics for your content’s traffic within Pop Up Archive.
Producers can privately stream their own content for easy access anywhere, anytime.
Give it a shot and see for yourself.
It’s all free today, with public storage remaining free forever. Bulk private storage and special features are coming soon with tiered plans at competitive prices.