The Canadian Film Centre‘s New Media Lab (formerly MediaLinx Habitat) launched a project, Murmur, out of the 2002-2003 studio. The project integrates audio interviews into cellphone-based tours. The Center for Digital Storytelling created Storymapping.org in 2006 with projects in Mendocino (California), Houston, New Orleans, and Tuscaloosa (Alabama) to promote the connection between storytelling and issues of local memory and civic planning.
The Voice Library (TVL) launched two, ongoing, social-giving projects in 2014. The Military Families Story Project, based out of Portsmouth, NH, maintains and strengthens families’ ties, builds morale through a brother-/sisterhood network, enables service men and women and their families to record history as they make it, and memorializes veterans’ experiences. TVL’s national Let Me Be Your Memory project, in collaboration with Cognitive Dynamics, offers a unique, six-week audio-based archiving Language Arts curriculum for students and educational institutions that builds multiple, Common Core-adaptable competencies by raising awareness of those living with memory disorders and their caregivers. It stimulates students to learn, investigate, and connect with family and community. The Voice Library changes the digital storytelling paradigm by providing users passcode-protected access through any telephone technology. It also provides online access. Both combine audio and still-image capability. For 24/7, global access, unlike social media, subscribers’ private accounts are secured on the company’s server.