Monthly Archive: August 2012

Human Subjects and IRB Review

Human Subjects and IRB Review Oral History, Human Subjects, and Institutional Review Boards by Linda Shopes Since at least the mid-1990s, college and university students, faculty, and staff who conduct oral history interviews have increasingly found their interviewing protocols subject to review by their local Institutional Review Board (commonly referred to as an IRB), a …

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Making Sense of Oral History

George Stroal

Making Sense of Oral History by Linda Shopes Making Sense of Oral History offers a place for students and teachers to begin working with oral history interviews as historical evidence. Written by Linda Shopes, this guide presents an overview of oral history and ways historians use it, tips on what questions to ask when reading …

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Thinking Big: Don Ritchie

This episode of “Thinking Big” features Don Ritchie, United States Senate Historian and author of “Doing Oral History.” Ritchie discusses the impact of digital technologies on the practice of oral history. Tweet

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Quick Tips for Better Interview Video

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Quick Tips for Better Interview Video by Scott Pennington and Dean Rehberger Moving from audio only to video and audio recording is not a small transition. Frame composition, lighting, and background are only a few of the considerations now affecting oral history recording that previously- when only recording audio- were of less importance. With that …

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File Naming in the Digital Age

File Naming in the Digital Age by Dean Rehberger and Brendan Coates Librarians and Archivists know well the importance of consistent file naming.  When dealing with thousands (if not millions) of digital objects, having names that are both machine and human readable can keep a world close to chaos, stable and usable. However, many of …

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