The Oral History Review

Volume 40 (Issue 1 Winter-Spring 2013) of the Oral History Review is a special issue that builds on and extends Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 8.27.43 AMthe work of the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) Project. That project began with a grant proposal to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the National Leadership Grants category. The original intent of OHDA was, essentially, to articulate best practices for oral history in the digital age, emphasizing the collecting, curating, and disseminating phases of the oral history trajectory, with a specific focus on technologies, intellectual property, and digital video. The original project proposal was submitted by MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, in partnership with the Oral History Association, the American Folklore Society, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and, later, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

The special issue, guest edited by Doug Boyd,  contains 14 articles that cover issues of collecting, curating, and disseminating oral history as well as a number of case studies. Of the 14 articles, 6 are free to access online. Go to the The Oral History Review online to find out more (

Table of Contents

Editor’s introduction
Doug Boyd
Guest Editor’s Introduction
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): i-iii doi:10.1093/ohr/oht038


Peter B. Kaufman
Oral History in the Video Age
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 1-7 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht033

Anne Valk and Holly Ewald
Bringing a Hidden Pond to Public Attention: Increasing Impact through Digital Tools
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 8-24 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht019

Mark Tebeau
Listening to the City: Oral History and Place in the Digital Era
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 25-35 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht037

Mary Larson
Steering Clear of the Rocks: A Look at the Current State of Oral History Ethics in the Digital Age
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 36-49 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht028

Timothy Lloyd
The Civil Rights Oral History Survey Project
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 50-53 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht015

Nancy Groce and Bertram Lyons
Designing a National Online Oral History Collecting Initiative: The Occupational Folklore Project at the American Folklife Center
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 54-66 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht018

Brad Rakerd
On Making Oral Histories More Accessible to Persons with Hearing Loss
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 67-74 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht022

Brooke Bryan
A Closer Look at Community Partnerships
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 75-82 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht023

Dean Rehberger
Getting Oral History Online: Collections Management Applications
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 83-94 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht025

Doug Boyd
OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History for Free
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 95-106 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht031

Robert E. Warren, Michael P. Maniscalco, Erich K. Schroeder, James S. Oliver, Sue Huitt, Douglas Lambert, and Michael Frisch
Restoring the Human Voice to Oral History: The Audio-Video Barn Website
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 107-125 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht032

Lindsey Barnes and Kim Guise
World War Words: The Creation of a World War II–Specific Vocabulary for the Oral History Collection at The National WWII Museum
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 126-134 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht027

Douglas Lambert and Michael Frisch
Digital Curation through Information Cartography: A Commentary on Oral History in the Digital Age from a Content Management Point of View
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 135-153 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht035

Steve Cohen
Shifting Questions: New Paradigms for Oral History in a Digital World
Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 154-167 doi:10.1093/ohr/oht036


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