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Recording device for multiple participants

I'll be conducting group discussions with multiple participants and need a moderately priced recording device that can record voices from around the room. I'd appreciate any recommendations.

I'm also wondering about any best practices for planning ahead for transcribing the session. It will be a relatively free form discussion, and I'm wondering about strategies for organizing the session/recording to make transcription clear/possible. Thanks! 

Final CfP: Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution (deadline: 31 March)

Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution (deadline: 31 March)

 

Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and Wiener Library, London, 10-12 January 2018

 

In memory of David Cesarani

 

Re: What if interviewee wants to withdraw his interview?

It's reassuring know that others similarly agonize over this oral history dilemma. When faced with this recently, we found a solution that made us feel somewhat better about all of the hard work and resources we put into the interview, answered our need to be honest and transparent, and solved (at least for now) our reluctance to physically destroy the recordings.

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