More and More Every Day
2.42. Curating Your Interview Materials
May 18, 2021
It's the second season of the More and More Every Day Podcast. Join us every day for short (10 minute) episodes to talk all things oral history and challenge yourself with a daily oral history prompt.
Today's prompt: Once you have your curation plan in place, revisit your materials. Make sure they are all titled (including supplemental things like background research and forms) according to your plan. And if they’re not, start making improvements now!
- File Naming in the Digital Age by Dean Rehberger and Brendan Coates http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/2012/08/file-naming-in-the-digital-age/
- “Oral History Curation in the Digital Age: A Framework for Choices and Planning,” Michael Frisch, Douglas Lambert, Mark Tebeau, and Erin Bell
- Kenyon College, “Archiving Oral histories” https://digital.kenyon.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=librarydocs
Adventures in AV Archive at Duke University: https://sites.duke.edu/archivox/2015/01/29/oral-history-class-quick-reference/
- Nancy MacKay, Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive, Routledge, 2016.
- SPOH Naming system: In general, all of our supplemental materials are titled in this way:
- Lastname, First initial. Type of material. So, you might see a document that says, Atwater,K.Index.
- Clips have the time taken from the interview in the title of the clip. So, Atwater,K.2.25.Mentors.
- Images go date first then person, then location or event. 1990.CardenasLibrary. 2003.PacGroundbreaking.
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