SOHA received this list of Remote Oral History Tips from the Oral History Association Archives Interest Group. We hope we can share information with our members on best practices during these challenging times. We will continue to update this webpage with more resources as they are provided to us.
Remote Oral History Tips:
Remote Interviewing_information and resources : a Google Doc where we can begin listing existing projects, experiences, and other links
Webinar: Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews
Sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and the Oral History Association
Tuesday, March 31, 1pm to 3pm CDT
Followed by an extended Q&A session
This webinar is free for the public, and requires no pre-registration. A recording of the webinar will be posted on the OHA website.
This timely webinar will address the dynamics of conducting remote oral history interviews. It will begin with an analysis of the pros and cons of conducting distance oral history interviews. Stephen Sloan will then address aspects of interviewing in a distance environment, breaking down the interviewer and narrator experience in these exchanges, and offer direction on best approaches for interviewing at a distance. In recording remote interviews, Steven Sielaff will cover best practices for recording archival-quality oral history interviews, then discuss in depth the tools and techniques available to enable the user to follow best practices in a remote setting. Physical equipment and software used for landline, cellular, and web-based video conferencing recording solutions will be discussed. Adrienne Cain will cover the legal and ethical considerations and implications of oral histories conducted via distance interviewing. The information included in this section abides by OHA’s Principles and Best Practices, John Neuenschwander’s Oral History and the Law, as well as other resources applicable to distance interviewing.
The recording and visual presentation will be made available here: https://www.oralhistory.org/2020/03/26/webinar-oral-history-at-a-distance-conducting-remote-interviews/
Visit www.baylor.edu/toha/technology for additional resources.
Check out https://networks.h-net.org/h-oralhist.