Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) announces its Fall 2010 Workshops to be held on 4 November 2010 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (http://www.chemheritage.org) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There will be two sessions, one held in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Morning: ďAn Introduction to Oral HistoryĒ with David J. Caruso. Oral history is a research method and an innovative tool for recording and promoting the understanding of contemporary history; it provides invaluable access to the knowledge, experiences, and motivations of people, in their own words. Learners in this workshop will discover the fundamental concepts of developing an oral history project and the interview process. By the end of the workshop, participants will know about subject selection, interview preparation, equipment usage, and how to conduct interviews. Additionally, they will be able to explain the principles of oral history processing and preservation.
Afternoon: ďAn Introduction to Audio PreservationĒ with Cassandra Gallegos (Safe Sound Archive). This workshop will provide an overview of the basics of audio preservation including the different types of analog audio recordings, how to assess the condition of your collection and environmental risks. Discussions will include the proper handling, storage, cleaning, packaging and playback equipment maintenance for audio recordings. Additionally, there will be a review of the guidelines and best practices for digital preservation.
If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact David J. Caruso, Program Manager, Oral History, Chemical Heritage Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about the workshops and for registration information, visit OHMARís website at http://www.ohmar.org/confer.html. Registration is due by 1 November 2010
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