June 2012 archive

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On the Differences between Folklore Fieldwork and Oral History

On the Differences between Folklore Fieldwork and Oral History by Tim Lloyd The ethnographic research activities of folklorists–generally called “fieldwork”–have a number of important differences from, as well as similarities to, the research activities of oral historians–generally called “interviewing”. In general, we might say that folklorists are most fundamentally interested in those occasions, practices, and …

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Audio or Video for Recording Oral History

Audio or Video for Recording Oral History: Questions, Decisions By Doug Boyd I am clearly preaching to the choir when I say to oral historians that audio interviewing creates an evocative and effective documentary record. I am an enormous promoter of professionally-recorded audio interviews. You can record professional sounding recordings using a $300 digital audio …

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Project Planning and Management

Project Planning and Management by Marsha MacDowell Why collect oral histories and expressions? Histories and understandings of people, places, things, and events are constructed and reconstructed based on information—both tangible and intangible—that is available to those writing, telling, and interpreting the histories and knowledge. Some histories and cultural knowledge can be deduced only by examining …

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Designing an Oral History Project

Designing an Oral History Project: Initial Questions to Ask Yourself by Doug Boyd It is a great feeling when you commit yourself, your organization or your community to an oral history project.  It is a great privilege to record someone’s life story and a great responsibility to care for that story in a preservation environment.  …

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Oral History in the Digital Age

Welcome to Oral History in the Digital Age where we will connect you to the latest information on digital technologies pertaining to all phases of the oral history process. There are two primary locations for the OHDA Project online, the primary site and the OHDA WIKI.  You are currently on the primary site where you …

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Thinking Big: Doug Boyd

Oral History in the Digital Age

In this segment of Thinking Big, Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries provides an overview of the Oral History in the Digital Age project. Tweet

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Project Overview

Oral History in the Digital Age

In this segment of Thinking Big, Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries provides an overview of the Oral History in the Digital Age project. Tweet

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Thinking Big Video Series

The Thinking Big video series captures several leading voices on digital oral history and digital media.  Learn more about the production of the Thinking Big series here at About Thinking Big. Tweet

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