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Archival management of oral history collections course
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 9:45 AM – Mon, Apr 10, 2017, 4:30 PM GMT
Run jointly by the British Library’s oral history department, the Oral History Society and the Archives and Records Association
This day course will be led by Rob Perks and Tom Ruane from the British Library, and covers the practical, technical, legal and ethical issues around the selection, acquisition and description of oral history and other recorded personal testimony and spoken word on multiple audio formats with varying preservation challenges. It will also explore opportunities that oral history-based partnerships offer archives for community engagement. Maximum of twelve participants, only one participant per organisation.
Who is this day for?
This course is aimed at archivists and those managing audio archive material.
09.45-10.00 Welcome & Introductions
10.00-10.20 A brief history of oral history and archiving
10.20-10.45 Audio formats and digital preservation (part I: group work)
11.00-12.00 Audio formats and digital preservation (part II)
12.00-12.45 Oral history archiving: legal and ethical issues
13.30-15.00 Recording equipment, workflows, cataloguing, documentation, access
15.15-16.30 Working with partner projects (including group work)
Date and Time
Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde
Curran Building Level 6
101 St James Road