нова книга: Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson (eds.), Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement

нова книга: Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson (eds.), Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement

Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson (eds.)
Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

About the book

Over the last two decades, much has changed in the world of oral history, as technology has opened up a wide range of possibilities for presentation and preservation of material. The doors of the archives have been blown from their hinges - and "access" has come to have a completely different meaning. This results in expectations for access and engagement that are vastly different than they were a mere twenty years ago. This innovative book examines the theoretical and practical developments that have occurred in the practice of oral history since digital audio and video became practical working formats. Over the years, the digital revolution has changed how oral historians conceptualize projects, how they deal with ethical issues, how they process their materials, how they think about sound and video, and how materials are made accessible. All of this has placed oral history squarely in the middle of the conversation about digital humanities. Each chapter covers a different groundbreaking project in the history of digital oral history from the perspective of the project's organizer, explaining the reasons those projects were developed in the first place, how the researchers solved problems they faced, and how the solutions evolved over time with advancing technologies. Most pertinently, they discuss how the problems that started them on their digital paths are being dealt with currently and what they see for the future of oral history. The result is an illuminating survey of oral history's digital evolution, distilling the insights of pioneers in the field and applying them to the constantly changing electronic landscape of today.

About the Editors

Douglas A. Boyd is the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, is the author of Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community and serves as the co-editor of Oral History in the Digital Age online publication.

Mary A. Larson is the Associate Dean for Special Collections and the Puterbaugh Professor of Library Service at Oklahoma State University. She is a past-president of the Oral History Association as well as a former media review editor for the Oral History Review and a long-time editor for the H-Oralhist listserv.


Introduction – Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson
Part I - Orality/Aurality
Chapter 1: “Oral History in the Age of Digital Possibilities” by William Schneider
Chapter 2: “WHY DO WE CALL IT ORAL HISTORY? Refocusing on Orality/Aurality in the Digital Age” by Sherna Berger Gluck
Chapter 3: “Adventures in Sound: Aural History, the Digital Revolution, and the Making of I Can Almost See the Lights of Home: A Field Trip to Harlan County Kentucky” by Charles Hardy III
Chapter 4: “'I Just Want to Click on it to Listen': Oral History Archives, Orality and Usability” by Douglas A. Boyd
Part II –Discovery and Discourse
Chapter 5: “Beyond the Transcript: Oral History as Pedagogy” by Marjorie McLellan
Chapter 6: “Notes from the Field: Digital History and Oral History” by Gerald Zahavi
Chapter 7: “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project” by Tom Ikeda
Chapter 8: “Deconstruction without Destruction: Creating Metadata for Oral History in a Digital World” by Elinor Mazé
Chapter 9: “'We All Begin with a Story': Discovery and Discourse in the Digital Realm” by Mary A. Larson
Part III - Oral History and Digital Humanities Perspectives
Chapter 10: “Swimming in the Exaflood: Oral History as Information in the Digital Age” by Stephen Sloan
Chapter 11: “[o]ral [h]istory and the [d]igital [h]umanities” by Dean Rehberger
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