Guides to strategies, methods, and technologies for doing digital oral histories, gathered from around the web

Collaboratory Guides

Our Audio Digitization Guide

IMG_1891This guide provides support for community archives designing digitization technologies and workflow for audio-tapes. Prepared by Cait McKinney and Al-Stanton Hagan.

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Other Resources

Bibliographies and other Resource Lists

Selected Bibliography on Oral History
University of California at Santa Cruz. Prepared by Irene Reti

Comprehensive Guides

Oral History in the Digital Age Best Practices Wiki

Case Studies and Methods

Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History
Edited by Nan Alamilla Boyd and Horacio N. Roque Ramirez (2012)

Who Is the Subject? Queer Theory Meets Oral History
Nan Alamilla Boyd. Journal of the History of Sexuality 17(2) (2008): 177–189

Large Scale Digitization of Oral History
University of Kentucky case study

Special Journal Issue: Oral History in the Digital Age
A special issue of the Oral History Review 40 (1) (2013)

Telling Our Truths: Oral history, Social Justice, and Queer Refugees
By Katherine Fobear. Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 34 (2014)


The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer System (OHMS)

OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History for Free
By Doug Boyd.  Oral History Review (2013) 40(1): 95–106

Audio Preservation / Technology

ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation (comprehensive)

Indigitization: Toolkit for the Digitization of First Nations Knowledge

AV Preserve Guide to Developing a Request for Proposal for the Digitization of Audio (Includes Pricing Information)

Digital Omnium

Developing Digitization Strategies

UofAlberta, Canadian Digital Information Strategy Report

National Archives (UK)