Archival management of oral history collections (in-person course)

Course Structure

This in-person training course will take place at the British Library. The programme for the course is as follows (please note this is a sample structure and may differ on the day).

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds for cancelled places.
  • Due to high demand and in order to ensure that each course has attendees with a variety of interests and backgrounds, only one person from any one institution may attend each course.
  • There are two methods of payment. You can pay online via PayPal, debit or credit card or you can make an offline payment where an invoice will be sent to your organisation. Please select the appropriate option in the booking form.

Hourly Schedule

In-person course

10:00 - 10:15
Welcome and Introductions
10:15 - 10:35
A brief history of oral history and archiving
10:35 - 10:50
Audio formats and digital preservation
– Identifying what you have (cassettes, reels, DAT, digital files) – Storage (analogue and digital): short-term and long-term – Funding suggestions for digital preservation
10:50 - 11:30
Oral history archiving: legal and ethical issues
– Laws that affect oral histories (copyright, GDPR, FoI) – Ethics (informed consent, confidentiality, creative commons)
11:30 - 11:45
Short break
11:45 - 13:30
Recording equipment, cataloguing, workflows, documentation
– Equipment (recorders, microphones) and new technology – Oral history arrangement, accessioning and cataloguing – Documentation that needs to be collected alongside recordings (recording agreements, summaries)
13:30 - 14:15
Lunch (not provided)
14:15 - 15:30
Recording equipment, cataloguing, workflows, documentation
– Equipment (recorders, microphones) and new technology – Oral history arrangement, accessioning and cataloguing – Documentation that needs to be collected alongside recordings (recording agreements, summaries)
15:30 - 15:45
Short break
15:45 - 16:45
Working with partner projects: some models for engagement (Part I)
– Models for acquiring oral history collections – Acting as archive partner for community groups/NLHF projects/academic partners – Working with vulnerable groups
16:45 - 17:15
Access and outreach
– Providing access (onsite and online) and promoting your oral history collections
17:15 - 17:30
Review of the day, Q&A and feedback

Date

06 Apr 2022
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The British Library

Location

The British Library
The British Library

Organizer

Camille Johnston
Email
training@ohs.org.uk

Oral History Training Administrator

Speakers

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