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MATRIX participates in designing best practices for Oral History

01 March on Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History  

As part of MATRIX's collaborative IMLS grant to develop best practices for conducting oral history in a digital age, Scott Pennington, Head of MATRIX's Digital Lab, traveled to New York recently to meet with the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) Video curating group and advisors. Participants, including collaborators from the private sector as well as Columbia University Library, began to outline and write best practices for collecting and curating digital video for oral historians. The group's ultimate goal is to identify new methods for collecting, curating, and distributing data as oral history moves from analog audio to digital video recording. The OHDA best practices guide is on target to enter final draft status by the end of April.