Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start

Date(s) - 04/14/2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Popularity of oral histories has been increasing since the mid 20th century when they were used as a research tool to discover the stories of the people behind the labor and political movements of the time. The content of oral history interviews is grounded in reflections on the past as opposed to commentary on purely contemporary events. Oral history can refer to a method of recording and preserving oral testimony and to the product of that process. A successful oral history programs require goals, procedures, and training as well as a plan for access to the interview’s content. The class will also cover the selection and set-up of recording equipment to ensure high quality recordings.

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Instructor Bio ~ Alix Bentrud
Alix Bentrud is the Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Through Preservation Services, she provides information and assistance to libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations to manage their physical and digital collections. This includes classes, local training, consulting, and information resources to help institutions address the long-term management of and access to collections. With more than 20 years of experience, Alix has also worked as a reference and collection development librarian in public and academic libraries, as well as a processing archivist. Alix has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives and Preservation Management.


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