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
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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.southwestoralhistory.org/
> 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
> Workshop attendees are invited to attend the Welcome conference Reception following the workshop.
> Nancy MacKay
> Berkeley, Caliornia
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> Lecturer, School of Information
> San Jose State University