This week we launched the first phase of the Oral History in the Digital Age project (http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu) to explore best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral history featuring over 70 engaging essays, a portal to over 200 best practices documents online, as well the “Thinking Big” video series. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the OHDA project partners Michigan State University Digital Humanities Center, Matrix; the American Folklife Center (AFC/LOC), the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH); the American Folklore Society (AFS); the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries; and the Oral History Association. This project has been an incredible experience for me to manage and it is gratifying to see it begin to come together. Any and all feedback is welcomed.
The Oral History in the Digital Age Project was developed under the intellectual leadership of Doug Boyd Director, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries; Steve Cohen, Research Faculty, Michigan State University Digital Humanities Center, Matrix; Brad Rakerd, Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders; C. Kurt Dewhurst, Professor, Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives, and Senior Fellow for University Outreach & Engagement, Michigan State University; and Dean Rehberger, Director, Matrix.