The interview is completed, the recorder packed away, and you've captured the narrator's voice for posterity. The bulk of your oral history is finished--or is it? Nancy MacKay, archivist and oral historian, addresses the crucial issue often overlooked by researchers: How do you ensure that the interview you so carefully recorded will be preserved and available in the future? MacKay goes carefully through the various steps that take place after the interview--transcribing, cataloging, preserving, archiving, and making your study accessible to others. Written in a practical, instructive style, MacKay guides readers, step by step, to make the oral history "archive ready", offers planning strategies, and provides links to the most current information in this rapidly evolving field. This book will be of interest to oral historians, librarians, archivists and others who conduct oral history and maintain oral history materials. See more at http://www.nancymackay.net/curating/
Handbook of Oral History
by Thomas L. Charlton (Editor); Mary A. Larson (Contribution by); Elinor A. Mazé (Contribution by); Mary Chamberlain (Contribution by); Pamela Dean (Contribution by); James E. Fogerty (Contribution by); Jeff Friedman (Contribution by); Sherna Berger Gluck (Contribution by); Valerie Raleigh Yow (Contribution by); Lois E. Myers (Editor); Rebecca Sharpless (Editor); Leslie Roy Ballard (As told to); Alice M. Hoffman (Contribution by); Howard S. Hoffman (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2006-03-30
Originally intending to produce the first comprehensive scholarly reference guide to the antecedents, practices, and theory of oral history, the editors have gone even further, creating a highly readable and useful tool for scholars, students, and the general public. Covering the vast scope of this increasingly popular field, the eminent contributors discuss almost every aspect of a field that once was the province of historians but now has become increasingly democratized and available across numerous disciplines.