Friday, October 10, 2008

Middletown Digital Oral History Collection Featured in Indiana Libraries


Indiana Libraries Volume 27, Number 2 features "Bringing the Voices of Communities Together: The Middletown Digital Oral History Project" by Maren Read and Amanda Hurford. The article addresses the LSTA grant-funded project to digitize oral history collections from African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana and make them available online in the Digital Media Repository.

It explains the steps taken to complete the project, such as planning, training, digitization, transcription, metadata creation, online presentation. Anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the DMR and those thinking about starting a digital oral history project now should find this article interesting.

Read the article in Cardinal Scholar: http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/182/