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Resources

Documents

Oral History Recording Agreement Version 2, September 2014 (replaces Version 1a).
Recording Agreement pdf

Note: If you wish to add an organisation name or logo to the Recording Agreement please email nohanzexec@gmail.com for an editable version and put NOHANZ Recording Agreement in the subject line. We recommend completing the Recording Agreement form by hand. For more guidance please refer to the Explanatory Notes below.

Oral History Recording Agreement Explanatory Notes for Interviewers, Version 2, September 2014 (replaces Version 1b, July 2013)
Explanatory Notes pdf
Feedback on the Recording Agreement, or the accompanying Explanatory Notes for Interviewers, or any NOHANZ documents would be greatly appreciated. Please email nohanzexec@gmail.com and put NOHANZ Recording Agreement in the subject line. The December 2012 and December 2014 issues of the NOHANZ Newsletter have more information about this

Frequently Asked Questions About Completing the Recording Agreement Form (new September 2014)
FrequentQuestions pdf

Selecting a Repository
Select a Repository pdf

Principles and Best Practices – Principles for Oral History and Best Practices for Oral History (Oral History Association) – these guidelines provide valuable information for interviewers and commissioners on the conduct and archiving of interviews, and their evaluation.
oralhistory.org/…/principles-and-practices

Alexander Turnbull Library’s guidelines for managing your digital oral history content. Includes helpful information on scanning photographs etc for deposit in an archive. Please contact the Oral History Adviser

How To

Recording Oral Histories: Resources and advice to help you record an oral history, Alexander Turnbull Library
http://natlib.govt.nz/researchers/oral-history-advice?search%5Bpath%5D=items&search%5Btext%5D=oral+history+advice

Preparation – A Guide to Recording Oral History, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/hands/a-guide-to-recording-oral-history

Possible questions for a life history interview, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/pdfs/Life-history-questions.pdf

Points to consider before beginning an oral history project
Points to Consider pdf

Guide to commissioning oral history projects (produced by the Oral History Association of Australia)
oralhistorynsw.org.au/a-guide-to-commissioning-oral-history-projects.html

Determining fees for Oral History – see under ‘Guidelines’ on the Oral History Association of Australia’s website
http://www.oralhistorynsw.org.au/a-guide-to-determining-fees-for-oral-history.html

Journal: Oral History in New Zealand – Guide for Contributors
Guide for Contributors pdf

Abstracting oral history: Alexander Turnbull Library advice on Abstracting Oral History Interviews as an online pdf
As a download

Digitising heritage oral history collections: The booklet Digitising heritage oral history collections is available on request from the National Preservation Office

Creating digital content – Digital NZ A -Tihi Aotearoa Make it Digital – described as a one stop shop for questions about creating digital content in New Zealand. A place to get advice, share ideas and contribute.
http://makeit.digitalnz.org/ Including advice on transferring analogue tape to digital here

The Oral Historian’s Digital Toolbox a website that contains a listing of existing and emergent digital tools.

Resources for Digital Storytelling
http://www.umbc.edu/oit/newmedia/studio/digitalstories/resources.php

Information About Equipment

Guide to Digital Recording, Alexander Turnbull Library
Please contact the Oral History Adviser

Equipment – a guide to recording oral history, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/hands/equipment-a-guide-to-recording-oral-history

How to choose oral history recording equipment – a list of things to consider see the Members’ Contributions page

Hints on using lapel mics – see the Members’ Contributions page

You tube channel set up by the Louis B Nunn Centre for Oral History, recommended by Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Centre (see below). Videos about common digital audio recorders, a digital audio calculator and a tutorial on achieving optimal recording levels.
http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=11&llib_id=13&ltab_id=1369

Using optical disks – CDs/DVDs – National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/topics/53.html

“Risks Associated with the Use of Recordable CDs and DVDs as Reliable Storage Media in Archival Collections : Strategies and Alternatives” by Kevin Bradley
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001477/147782E.pdf

Useful Information

Vermont Folklife Centre: Field Research Guides. [These cover recording equipment, digital editing and preservation.] http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/archive/archive-fieldguides.html

The Oral History Society (UK) website contains information about equipment in use in the UK http://ohs.org.uk/practical-advice.php .

‘Oral History and Digital Technologies’ on the Oral History Association’s website provides tutorials and information on oral history and digital audio http://www.oralhistory.org/web-guides-to-doing-oral-history/

Research sources

For local history see NZ History Net’s Local History Links http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/handsonhistory/local-history-links

For digital local history records in the Auckland area visit Local History Online where you will find digital images and indexes to community newspapers, archives and oral histories relating to West Auckland, Rodney and the North Shore

For local history in the Wellington area visit Local History

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