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Saturday, August 22 • 10:00am - 11:00am
SESSION 705 - Everyday Memories: A Survey of Multidisciplinary Oral History Collecting Strategies

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The speakers discuss oral history as a way to proactively document events and add to the historical record, sharing pragmatic approaches to engage with interviewees, interviewers, and the community toacquire digital content for the archives in rapid and efficient manners. Presentations include theoretical and practical discussions of how crowdsourcing trends such as StoryCorps complement or conflict with more traditional practice, and the impact of acquiring born-digital content for an archive. The presenters discuss the benefits and opportunities of their approaches, including perspectives from archivists, oral historians, and others in the field.

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Bertram Lyons

Archivist, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
Bertram Lyons, Senior Consultant at AVPreserve, is an archivist with expertise in digital acquisition and digitization. Most recently, Bert has worked with colleagues at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center (AFC) to develop tools, policies, and partnerships around the development and management of digital collections. During his tenure, AFC has become a leader in digital preservation at the Library of Congress, having built their collection to over 500,000 digital objects and integrated... Read More →
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Sarah-Jane Poindexter

Archivist of Manuscripts/Co-director, Oral History Center, University of Louisville
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Jaimie Quaglino

Manager, Archive Services, Gates Archive
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Allison Schein

Archivist, WFMT & Studs Terkel Radio Archive, WFMT
Allison Schein is the Archive Manager for the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, collaborating with such partners as the Library of Congress, WFMT The Radio Network, the Chicago History Museum, Pop Up Archive and Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Room 16 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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