The Oral History in the Digital Age project produced many such videos and
hosts a site full of detailed and up-to-date information about practicing
oral history today:
Bertram Lyons, CA
AVPreserve | www.avpreserve.com
American Folklife Center | www.loc.gov/folklife
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives |
On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Nancy:
> Has your organization, or any similar organization, ever produced videos
> along the lines of "the do's and don't's of oral history recording?" If so,
> it would be very helpful to have them on YouTube, and perhaps Kim Peach
> could link to them from the ARSC website.
> If such videos have never been produced, I think they would be helpful for
> amateur recordists. Having transferred now more than a thousand oral
> history tapes, I can tell that many recordists go out there with great
> intentions but no technical training. They end up with sometimes barely
> audible results, which is a shame given their intentions. This can be
> prevented with very basic training about mic placement, how to seat an
> interviewer and interviewee at a table, etc.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Nancy MacKay" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 10:55 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP, SAN DIEGO AREA, MARCH 19
> The Southwest Oral History Association presents a one-day community oral
>> history workshop.
>> WHEN: March 19, 2015, 9:30-4:30
>> WHERE: Del Mar Branch Library, Del Mar, California (about 20 miles north
>> of San Diego)
>> COST: $65 + opportunity to purchase Community Oral History Toolkit at a
>> deep discount
>> NOTE: this is a part of the the Southwest Oral History Association
>> conference but registration is separate. See announcement and the
>> registration form here, http://www.southwestoralhistory.org/2015_
>> Workshop_Flyer.pdf. For more information contact Nancy MacKay and
>> [log in to unmask]
>> For more information on the SoHA conference: http://www.
>> Presenters: Nancy MacKay, Mary Kay Quinlan, Barbara W. Sommer
>> Nancy MacKay, oral historian, educator, and writer, teaches oral history
>> and library science in the School of Information, San Jose State University
>> and is series editor for /Practicing Oral History/, Left Coast Press.
>> Mary Kay Quinlan, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Journalism
>> and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, teaches classes in
>> news reporting and writing and in oral history. She is editor of the /Oral
>> History Association Newsletter/.
>> Barbara W. Sommer has directed or co-directed numerous oral history
>> projects over more than three decades.
>> Workshop attendees are invited to attend the Welcome conference
>> Reception following the workshop.
>> Nancy MacKay
>> Berkeley, Caliornia
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Lecturer, School of Information
>> San Jose State University