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Why Digital Technologies and Oral History Belong Together

25 February on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights  

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The Library of Congress through The Signal: Digital Preservation blog recently posted an article about Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. In the post, Boyd talks about using digital technology to collect, curate, distribute, and preserve oral histories.

Boyd recently partnered with MATRIX on the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) project, hosted by MATRIX and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The site connects users to the latest information on digital technologies pertaining to all phases of the oral history process, including information copyright, ethical issues, microphone selection, lighting set-up, and more. To learn more about the intersection of digital technology and oral history, check out the LOC article and explore the OHDA site.