Title

Listening to the past: Oral History in the digital commons

Presentation Type

Presentation

Date

2020-12-03

Description

Since the advent of sound recording, people have made use of it in a variety of ways. One way in which it was very relevant for archivists and historians is interviews with a variety of people, often retirees or "the first" to do or achieve something in their Town or institution. In some cases, the interviews were left on formats that have become obsolete. They can be difficult to impossible for researchers to utilize. Adding them to your institutional repository, with an accompanying transcript, makes these items far more accessible and useful to researchers.

Keywords

institutional repositories, Northeast Institutional Repositories Day, NIRD, NIRD20, oral history

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Listening to the past: Oral History in the digital commons

Since the advent of sound recording, people have made use of it in a variety of ways. One way in which it was very relevant for archivists and historians is interviews with a variety of people, often retirees or "the first" to do or achieve something in their Town or institution. In some cases, the interviews were left on formats that have become obsolete. They can be difficult to impossible for researchers to utilize. Adding them to your institutional repository, with an accompanying transcript, makes these items far more accessible and useful to researchers.