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Survey of Oral History Podcasts

There is no doubt that the podcasting movement has accelerated in the past few years, and I am an enormous fan of podcasts that relate to history. You will often find me with headphones on, and, [...]

Oral History Digital Toolbox: My Current Favorites

Here are some of my favorite digital tools that may prove useful for core aspects of the oral history process.  I will be adding to this on a continuous basis, adding new tools and categories of [...]

Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions

As the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and the principle creator/designer of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), I am a  strong advocate for enhancing the way [...]

Exactly: A New Tool to Safely Transfer Born Digital Material to the Archive

In Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, I want to offer you a sneak peak at a new tool we have developed and are readying for release.   This tool will enable a user friendly way for non-archivists [...]

Recording Phone Interviews: JK Audio QuickTap

First up for my reviews of analog devices for digitally recording telephone interviews will be the JK Audio QuickTap which costs $59. The QuickTap is an inexpensive way to easily interface your landline telephone with your digital [...]

Recording Phone Interviews

We now have amazing opportunities for conducting remote oral histories using a range of Internet-based tools like Skype or Google Hangout.  Through a webcam and a microphone, “face to face” or audio interviews via the Web [...]

iOS and iPhone Recording for Oral History

I commonly get asked about iOS and iPhone recording options for oral history, so I will be launching a series of posts reviewing several of these devices.  When recording oral histories, I strive to get the [...]

Using a Shotgun Microphone for Video Interviewing

For my video interviews I have always preferred lapel microphones for capturing the audio.  In my short article “Microphone Strategies for Recording Video for Oral Histories” published on Oral History in the Digital Age my bias for the [...]