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Hi Jennifer,

Just wanted to alert you to a resource that we here at Left Coast Press, Inc., recently published called the Community Oral History Toolkit, a five-volume series. 

While all five books comprising the kit are useful, the fifth and final one has a chapter (Chapter 3) on transcibing interviews:


Kind regards,
Stephanie Adams 

Online public upload of oral history data

Hey Rob,

Interesting question/idea. We have not talked about that kind of thing here at the Minnesota Historical Society. As we are still trying to work out all of the angles in managing/preserving our own digital collections and promoting them online. 

The closest thing I know of is the Minnesota Digital Library. It is working to connect various digital projects, not just oral histories, and share them. It isn't assisting with any digital preservation.

Fully funded PhD studentships (London)

Two studentships arise from a major three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, titled "Memories of Fiction: An Oral History of Readers' Life Stories," led by Dr. Shelley Trower, University of Roehampton, and Dr. Graham Smith, Royal Holloway, University of London. We are seeking to award two PhD studentships to start 1 October 2014.