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Description - Curating Oral Histories by Nancy MacKay

The interview is completed, the recorder packed away, and you've captured the narrator's voice for posterity. The bulk of your oral history is finished-or is it? Nancy MacKay, archivist and oral historian, addresses the crucial issue often overlooked by researchers: How do you ensure that the interview you so carefully recorded will be preserved and available in the future? MacKay goes carefully through the various steps that take place after the interview-transcribing, cataloging, preserving, archiving, and making your study accessible to others. Written in a practical, instructive style, MacKay guides readers, step by step, to make the oral history "archive ready", offers planning strategies, and provides links to the most current information in this rapidly evolving field. This book will be of interest to oral historians, librarians, archivists and others who conduct oral history and maintain oral history materials. See more at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598740585
ISBN-10: 159874058X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 187mm x 10mm)
Pages: 156
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy MacKay

Nancy MacKay is Head of Technical Services and Special Project at the F. W. Olin Library at Mills College. She directs the Oakland Living History Program for Mills.

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