Category Archive: Case Study

Transcripts, Time-Coding, and You

Case Study: Transcripts, Time-Coding, and You by Michael Sesling Director, Audio Transcription Center In full disclosure, we’re a transcription service that’s been in business for 46 years, and we specialize in academic level oral history transcription. As the Director of the Audio Transcription Center, I am routinely in meetings with Sandy Poritzky, the owner who …

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Curating Tribal Collections

Case Study: Curating Tribal Collections by Elizabeth Lowman and Robin Kilgo Collections with cultural sensitivities face many problems with the decisions surrounding dissemination and curation. With tribal collections, the content is culturally sensitive for many reasons, which will be covered in this essay. Some tribal collections are in the unique position to be considered proprietary; …

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Born Digital Accession Workflow

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Case Study: Born Digital Accession Workflow: The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries by Doug Boyd and Sara Abdmishani Price The accessioning process for born digital material has grown much more complex than with the analog process.  No longer are we accessioning a homogenous format such as the audio cassette.  …

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Protecting IP Rights to Life Histories

Case Study: Protecting IP Rights to Life Histories by Peggy Bulger Director, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Michael Taft Head, American Folklife Center Archive Folklorists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and other ethnographers have been collecting the stories and life histories of their subjects on audio and visual media since the dawn of recorded sound. …

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Is Perfect the Enemy of Good Enough?

Case Study: Is Perfect the Enemy of Good Enough?  Digital Video Preservation in the Age of Declining Budgets by Doug Boyd Digital video is a very large, complex and expensive format to curate on a large scale with no codified professional standards for preservation. This case study explores the efforts of the Louie B. Nunn …

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The Kentucky Oral History Commission

Case Study: The Kentucky Oral History Commission — the Digital Shift by Sarah Milligan  Looking back over a 35+ year granting agency specifically designed to support the documentation of oral history interviews, there have been many changes and adaptations to needs, both cultural and technological. My entrance into the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) staff …

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Using video in oral history

Case Study: Using video in oral history— learning from one woman’s experiences by Joanna Hay To video or not to video, that is the question. Oral historians continue to discuss the use of video: its benefits and its pitfalls. There are significant additional costs and technical challenges with video, and oral historians are justifiably cautious …

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A Closer Look at Community Partnerships

Case Study: A Closer Look at Community Partnerships by Brooke Bryan History runs deep in the small, storied town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Arguably a champion of early racial and cultural diversity since its establishment, the village was a cultural nook in the conservative Ohio valley in post-World War II times. High-ranking blacks stationed at …

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The Veterans History Project

Case Study: The Veterans History Project by Kurt Dewhurst  Created in 2000 by Congressional legislation, the Veterans History Project (VHP) collects, preserves, and makes available first-hand accounts of men and women who have served in the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces during wartime, beginning with World War I. Originally containing the word “oral” …

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Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture

Case Study: Oral History, Folklore, and Vernacular Architecture by Janet C. Gilmore and Troy Reeves This document arose from discussions, both in-person and electronic, between Gilmore and Troy Reeves. Reeves, who has led oral history activities at UW-Madison since 2007 and has served as a contributor to the OHDA grant, asked her to respond to …

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