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Oral History Association Annual Meeting

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Oakland, CA

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We live in an increasingly digital world. Preparing for this conference I composed my paper in word-processing software, e-mailed the draft to my co-presenters, selected digital images and screenshots for our presentation, and announced my travel plans on the library staff blog. Cultural materials are also riding the wave to go digital and oral histories provide intimate pathways into the stories of our world. Despite experience in digitizing other formats, many institutions (such as UNLV) are just beginning to explore partnerships with oral historians, IT departments, and libraries to tackle the work of mounting transcripts, images, audio, and video into online collections. This paper will highlight some of the project design and workflow decisions that were considered while planning and building the digital archive of the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project.


Archival materials--Digitization; Digital libraries--Collection development; Oral history--Collection and preservation; Project management


Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science


Presented at: Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA

File: 12 PowerPoint slides

Attached File: Notes for presentation