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Re: Question - Updating Oral History Information in Archived Interviews

I agree about not changing a paper only copy, but I would probably include a copy of the mail/email or a note in the paper copy file. For online copies, I think it depends on the type of update. We recently had a typo pointed out that we decided to correct (psychics building vs. physics building - and I'm still wondering how that made it through audit and final edit) because it was easy to fix and re-upload the word document.

2015 Summer Institute, The Digital City: New Approaches in the Digital Humanities

Online application http://www.nymasa.org/2015-summer-institute.html                  

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) invites applications to participate in our 2015 Summer Institute, The Digital City: New Approaches in the Digital Humanities.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (in New Hampshire) World War I Oral History Project

As part of commemorating United State’s involvement in World War I, I (through Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum) will be conducting an oral history project.  This project will consist of interviewing, recording and preserving Native American family narratives about what life was like for their ancestors during World War I.  We will be focusing on both veteran’s stories and stories about the “home front.” This will allow us to capture the flavor of what World War I was like for indigenous families in New England. 

Question - Updating Oral History Information in Archived Interviews

As the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program continues to digitize our oral history records, we are expanding our transcript offerings in the University of Florida's collections online. Many of these transcripts, from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, were transcribed at times when best practices were much different. When students, faculty, community members or family submit corrections to older transcripts that are already archived, we wonder how other oral history programs across the country handle those requests?

2015 Advanced Oral History Summer Institute at UC Berkeley

About the Institute
The Oral History Center [OHC] of The Bancroft Library (formerly the Regional Oral History Office) at the University of California, Berkeley is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in Sutardja Dai Hall from August 10-15, 2015.

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