Digital Editing

This one-day course, organised jointly by National Life Stories at the British Library and the Oral History Society gives a fun and hands on introduction to the principles and techniques of digitally editing oral history interviews. It will cover how and why to edit oral history interview as well as providing practical experience in using digital editing software. The course will also provide training in how to use digitally edited interviews in exhibitions, websites, and CDs. No previous experience of digital editing or oral history is required, but participants who have their own interviews to work with will benefit from the course. Places are limited to eight per day course to ensure that each participant has access to a PC, and only two people from any one institution or project may attend. Each course is led by one of the OHS/BL-accredited trainers.

Course Structure

The programme for each one-day course is as follows:
• 10:00-10:15 Overview of the day, course member and tutor introductions
• 10:15-11.30 Introduction to sound editing
• 11:30-11:45 Tea Break
• 11:45-12:45 Simple editing – practical exercise
• 12:45-1.45 Lunch
• 1:45-2:15 Introduction to creative editing
• 2:15-3:00 Creative editing – practical exercise
• 3:00-3:15 Tea Break
• 3:15-4:00 Introduction to Audio Montage
• 4:00-4:45 Using Sound Clips
• 4:45-5:00 Summary, feedback, and Q&A

Course prices

Full attendance fee: £140.00
OHS member fee: £100.00

How to Book

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, a maximum of two people from any one institution may attend each course.

The following OHS training dates are available:

Dates and timesLocationAvailabilityBooking
(10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
British Library
96 Euston Road, London
(Fully Booked)

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