Baylor-University-Logo“When oral history archives consisted mostly of analog audio tapes and printed transcripts, the archivists’ functions were usually seen as the final steps in the processing of interviews.

Digital technology has eliminated the distinction between the creation of oral history and the preservation and management of it.

Information systems must now be at the heart of the oral history enterprise, and attention to data  management must begin at the moment the digital recorder is configured, even before actual recording begins.

Without careful design and management of data digital oral histories cannot survive in any useful way or for any length of time.”

This paper discusses the design and management of data digital oral histories and methods to used for their reservation.

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