June 29, 2013

Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age



Oral History Weekend  .. Orange and Central West NSW

Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

Saturday 3 August 2013 from 9.30am – 4.30pm
        Introduction to Oral History theory and practice
Sunday 4th August 9.30am – 1pm
        Hands-on practice in interviewing and setting up an oral history project.

Venue: West Room, next door to Orange City Library, 147 Byng Street, Orange Costs: $95 includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea on Saturday, and refreshments on Sunday. Resources notes are included with the workshop fee.

Bookings essential. Call Jasmine Vidler Central West Libraries and Central West Writers’ Centre (CWWC) on 6393 8125 or Orange City Library on 6393 8132.  Email: JVidler@orange.nsw.gov.au   Fax 6393 8100

Come along to a practical workshop with Trish Levido, a member of the Oral History Association NSW training team.  Trish has many years’ experience leading workshops for local libraries, historical societies and other community groups.  She is passionate about oral history and had been an interviewer for the Mosman Library for more than 30 years.  Trish has many helpful tips to share with you.

Topics covered include:

• Introduction to oral history and the nature and reliability of memory
• Preparing and structuring an oral history interview
• Documentation: ethical issues, ownership and copyright
• Choosing and using a digital recorder
• Downloading recordings to a computer
• Editing using Audacity (free access editing software)
• Guidelines for preparing an interview summary, logging and transcription
• Saving sound files, burning to disc and transfer to other storage mediums

At the Sunday workshop you will be offered an opportunity for hands-on practice in conducting an oral history interview, learn more tips about the free software available for editing and transcribing interviews and ask questions about commencing an oral history project.

The event builds on the Oral History Association Oral History Handbook available for purchase at the workshop discounted to $25, normally $35. 

This project is supported by Arts NSW's Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Arts Outwest on behalf of the NSW Government.

Full details and registration form

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