Category: Accessing

A Creative Commons Solution

Who Owns Oral History? A Creative Commons Solution by Jack Dougherty and Candace Simpson Who “owns” oral history? When an oral history narrator shares her story in response to questions posed by an interviewer, and the recording and transcript are deposited in an archive, who holds the rights to these historical source materials? Who decides …

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Shifting Paradigm-Intellectual Property Issues

A Shifting Paradigm: Intellectual Property Issues for Oral History in the Digital Age by Sheldon Halpern With binary coding, electrons as messengers, and the hard-fought mathematical adaptation necessary for control, we can now do almost everything in regard to information…. And because potential has always been the overlord of will, and as the new machines …

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Major Legal Challenges

Major Legal Challenges Facing Oral History In The Digital Age by John Neuenschwander The meteoric rise of modern oral history from the early days at Columbia University to the digital age has fortunately not been dogged by frequent legal challenges and litigation.  There are many reasons for this but the most significant appears to be …

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Automatic Speech Recognition

Can Automatic Speech Recognition Replace Manual Transcription? by Doug Oard, University of Maryland, College Park We’ve all heard of systems like Apple’s Siri that can automatically recognize what we say and wondered whether we might use this “Automatic Speech Recognition” (ASR) technology to replace the tedious process of manually transcribing oral history interviews.  As with …

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Collection Management Systems

Collection Management Systems: Tools for Managing Oral History Collections by Sara Price There are numerous systems available for archiving materials, but there are few that have been successfully designed for managing oral history collections. As we move further into the digital age it is becoming more apparent that systems are not able to accommodate the …

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Preservation of Analog Video through Digitization

The Preservation of Analog Video through Digitization by Scott Pennington and Dean Rehberger For many of us, having videotape on the shelf seems like a good way for us to preserve our oral histories.  Tapes are tangible.  Unlike the seeming gossamer quality of digital files, VHS tapes seem to have solidity — we can hold them …

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Transcribing Oral History in the Digital Age

Transcribing Oral History in the Digital Age by Linda Shopes Background   Transcribing, that is, representing in print that which has been spoken, has long been established as one of oral history’s best practices. Transcribing is related to oral history’s origins and development as an archival practice with the goal creating documents for future use …

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