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See the National Library collection catalogue
Auckland Libraries’ Heritage Database, including a list of some of the oral histories in Collections at https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/digital/
Oral history services in the time of COVID-19
As with similar institutions, the Alexander Turnbull Library has temporarily suspended its public services that would normally be delivered in person. This includes our popular oral history training workshops. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the list for any updates, or for any oral history advice. I will continue to support you where I can, based on the resources I can muster remotely.
In the meantime, here is a message from the Oral History Society (UK):
The OHS recommends that all face to face oral history interviewing be postponed until further notice. There are many remote means of interviewing people (such as Zoom, Webex and Skype) but they are not a substitute for face to face interviews, are often poor audio quality, and tend to result in digital files that cannot be archived. If interviews can be postponed, then the Society thinks this is the best course of action to maintain best practice. However, the Society recognises that members might wish to explore remote means and we invite wider discussion on this via our Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/OralHistorySociety/
Please stay safe and well, and be kind
Oral History Advisor
Alexander Turnbull Library
National Library of New Zealand / Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Postponement of Oral History Conference
It is with great regret that the Stout Centre and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand have decided that we will postpone the oral history conference planned for July at Victoria University of Wellington.
We feel that there are too many uncertainties at this point. First, uncertainty around the trajectory of the Coronavirus, including the possibility that community circulation of the virus may persist for several months.
Secondly, a concern that potential participants may decide to stay at home to protect their health. We therefore feel it would be unwise to proceed as originally planned with the conference in early July.
We will be discussing possible alternatives, and we will keep you posted about our plans.
NZ Award in Oral History: Comments from: Dr Emma Jean Kelly | Audio Visual Historian
Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture & Heritage ..more..
Ko wai mātou? Who are we?
The biennial conference has been postponed. See the announcement above.Grateful thanks for permission to use this photograph
The evening discussion at Auckland Libraries with Emma Jean Kelly, Audio Visual Historian for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, originally scheduled for 2 April 2020, will no longer go ahead, in the light of the current health crisis. Instead, Emma and Sue Berman, Principal, Oral History and Sound, Auckland Libraries, will record a conversation about the work of the MCH and applying for the Oral History Awards. We will post this link as soon as it is available.
An international conference not to be missed..more..
Refugees in Montreal
Edited by Alison Laurie and Rachel Selby, the book comprises a selection of papers previously published in Oral history in New Zealand between 1989 and 2003. It includes articles by Monty Soutar, Te Ahukaramu C. Royal, Parekawhia McLean, Mere Whaanga, Hirini Moko Mead, Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata, Cushla Parekowhai, Mita Carter, Joe Pere, Danny Keenan, Mervyn McLean, Rachael Selby, Alison Laurie, Heeni Colllins, Verna Tuteo et al., Angela Ballara and Pip Desmond.
For expressions of interest in possible courses, please contact… email@example.com
The Oral History Society (UK) has issued a statement on the Boston College Belfast Project: ..more..
The USA Oral History Association has issued a statement: ..here..
The Oral History Network of Ireland statement: ..here..
There are many other references on the internet. Try searching on ‘Oral History Boston Case’
Comments, complaints, criticisms, and commendations regarding what you find here are welcome.
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