Interview with Richard Wright, formerly of the BBC R&D

Interview date: 2004

Richard Wright worked in acoustics, speech and signal processing for the US and UK Governments, University College London, RNID and Cirrus Research.

Currently retired (in 2012) at the BBC, he was a Technology Manager, BBC Information & Archives (I&A) since 1994 and later a Senior Research Engineer Archive Research.

BBC I&A are partners in the JISC-NSF digital libraries project Spoken Word, and have participated in DELOS. They work closely with the two JISC audiovisual digitisation projects (BUFVC-ITN and British Library Sound Archive).

The BBC is running its own major in-house audiovisual digitisation project (covering several hundred thousand hours of material).