Category Archive: Accessing

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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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Mapping

Mapping Approaches To Oral History Content Management In The Digital Age By Michael Frisch, with Douglas Lambert Almost every traditional assumption about the collecting, curation, and uses of oral history is collapsing in the digital age. This is particularly true for a content management:  providing meaningful access to specific content within and across long oral …

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Video Age

Case Study: Oral History in the Video Age By Peter B. Kaufman Intelligent Television Picture an airplane flight across an ocean at night: as the sky darkens, dinner is served, and then the most noticeable thing about the plane is almost everyone sitting lit by the video screens in front of them.  In many ways …

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Arab American National Museum

Case Study: Why Oral History Matters The Experience of the Arab American National Museum by Anan Ameri The last few decades has witnessed the creation of a number of ethnic museums, such as the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National …

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Visualizing Oral History

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Case Study: “Visualizing Oral History” by Mark Tebeau The oxymoron embedded in the title reveals the contradiction behind any attempt to “visualize” oral history for historical curation. One could argue that oral history and, more broadly, sound, are such fundamentally aural experiences that they can’t be visualized at all. Even so, for historians, the meaning and …

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Oral History in the Classroom

Case Study: Oral History in the Classroom by Glenn Whitman At its core, an oral history interview is story telling. So I want to begin this case study by telling you the story of the creation and evolution of the American Century Oral History Project, the largest pre-collegiate oral history project in the United States. …

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Involving Narrators

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Case Study: Involving Narrators in Exhibits, Interpretation and Curation- Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans by Sady Sullivan, Director of Oral History, Brooklyn Historical Society In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans, an exhibition featuring oral history, opened at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) in December 2007 and ran through April 2011. In that time, …

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StoryMapper

Case Study: StoryMapper– A Case Study in Map-based Oral History by Paul McCoy HumanitiesTennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has long worked with volunteer-run historical organizations to provide interpretive history programming for the general public. In 2006, Humanities Tennessee partnered with the all volunteer-run ElktonHistoricalSociety (EHS) to conduct a pilot …

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