January Updates from the Collaboratory

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The Oral History and Digital Archives Collaboratory research project is back at work, meeting regularly on Fridays at the CLGA.  This week Cait McKinney led an excellent workshop on audio digitization for Al, Nick, and Rebecka.  While digitization may seem intimidating to some, it took only a few hours to learn to operate the hardware and software. Cait has developed a wonderful training manual and put together all of the hardware and equipment.  This means that Al can proceed to digitize some of the audio cassettes we’re planning to eventually make available online.  First on our agenda are some casette tapes from the Rupert Raj Collection, which will not only be more accessible for CLGA users, but can also be contributed to K.J. Rawson’s Digital Transgender Archives, one of the key Collaborators in our research project.  We’re off to a great start; stay tuned for more news on digitizing audio collections!