Category Archive: Curating

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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Curating for a User Centered Approach

Curating for a User Centered Approach by Michael Frisch and Douglas Lambert (Forthcoming,  Oral History Review Volume 40 Issue 1 Summer:Fall 2013, Oxford University Press) Abstract   This is a production of the Oral History in the Digital Age Project (http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu) sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Please consult http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/about/rights/ for …

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Meaningful Access to Audio and Video Passages

Meaningful access to audio and video passages: A two-tiered approach for annotation, navigation, and cross-referencing within and across oral history interviews by Douglas Lambert Tweet

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The Digital Mortgage

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The Digital Mortgage: Digital Preservation of Oral History by Doug Boyd From the moment an interviewer presses the record button on an audio or video recorder, the interviewer becomes the curator or caretaker of a precious and fragile unique item. Ideally, at the moment of creation, the digital file has begun its journey from the …

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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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