Tag Archive: ethics

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What Do You Think You Own

What Do You Think You Own, or Legal/Ethical Concerns by Troy Reeves The title for this essay comes from the “question of the Oral History in the Digital Age symposium.” That meeting, in November 2010, brought together all of the key players in Oral History in the Digital Age, the multi-year, Institute of Museum and …

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Why Here-Why Now

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Why Here/Why Now: Using Websites to Power Community Projects by Brooke Bryan At a particular URL in the vast virtual world of websites exists something I call the Why Here/Why Now Project. It’s an inactive community interview project, but the website receives as many visits as it ever did. Years after my last interview or …

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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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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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Project Planning and Management

Project Planning and Management by Marsha MacDowell Why collect oral histories and expressions? Histories and understandings of people, places, things, and events are constructed and reconstructed based on information—both tangible and intangible—that is available to those writing, telling, and interpreting the histories and knowledge. Some histories and cultural knowledge can be deduced only by examining …

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Designing an Oral History Project

Designing an Oral History Project: Initial Questions to Ask Yourself by Doug Boyd It is a great feeling when you commit yourself, your organization or your community to an oral history project.  It is a great privilege to record someone’s life story and a great responsibility to care for that story in a preservation environment.  …

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