Creating an Oral History Program
4-Week Course Starts September 9, 2019
Want to create an oral history program but don't know where to start? This course will provide detailed advice for starting an oral history program, how to prepare for an interview, ways to put your subject at ease, preservation strategies for your program, and much more.
- Outline the best practices for community oral history programs.
- Recall the resources necessary to properly administer an oral history program.
- Discover how to conduct interviews and make video recordings.
- Identify how to preserve oral history collections in archives and libraries.
Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City.
Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.
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