For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay's Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life cycle model to map out an expanded concept of curation, beginning with planning an oral history project and ending with access and use. The book:-guides readers, step by step, on how to make the oral history "archive ready";-offers strategies for archiving, preserving, and presenting interviews in a digital environment;-includes comprehensive updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs.
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"The second edition of Nancy Mackay s "Curating Oral Histories "is an eminently practical guide to engaging with interview collections. A comprehensive treatment of the many responsibilities that archivists and caretakers of oral histories face, it is also written in plain, easy-to-understand language and is appropriate for all organizations, from the smallest community historical society to the largest academic institution."
Mary Larson, Oklahoma State University"
"This second edition of "Curating Oral Histories" is comprehensive, including theoretical and practical information that addresses digital technologies and current best practices. MacKay offers a picture of responsible curation balanced against limited resources; her text can inform the decisions facing anyone tasked with the care and management of oral-history documents."
Cyns Nelson, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder, CO"