2nd Edition

Curating Oral Histories
From Interview to Archive





ISBN 9781611328561
Published October 15, 2015 by Routledge
227 Pages

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Book Description

For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life cycle model to map out an expanded concept of curation, beginning with planning an oral history project and ending with access and use. The book:-guides readers, step by step, on how to make the oral history “archive ready”;-offers strategies for archiving, preserving, and presenting interviews in a digital environment;-includes comprehensive updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface to the Second Edition 1. Curating Oral Histories in the 21st Century 2. Getting Started 3. Collecting Oral Histories 4. Archives Management 5. Ethical Considerations 6. Oral History and the Law 7. Understanding Technology 8. Transcribing … and More 9. Cataloging 10. Backlogs and Other Backroom Secrets 11. Preservation 12. Curating for the User 13. Opportunities of the 21st Century Appendix A: Designing a Cataloging Template Using Dublin Core Appendix B: Pathways to Access Appendix C: Resources Appendix D: Forms Notes Glossary Further Reading Index About the Author

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"Nancy MacKay has rewritten and expanded her 2006 work, Curating Oral Histories, to reflect and address the tremendous technological and social changes that have affected the field of oral history over the last decade or more."

Lee Berry, Oral History Review