Oral History

The reading about oral history have shown that with current technology, it can have both positive and negative implications. The Web allows researchers to both post their interviews to a wider population as well as find more people to interview, which allows them to broaden the scope of their project. The major drawback is that this process can be very complex. Ensuring that visitors to these projects are able to view, hear, and use the information presented can be a major hurdle. Accessibility is another concern, because transcribing the interviews is a costly and time-consuming exercise.

The use of oral history has already helped my project, as I was able to find interviews related to an exhibit from the Smithsonian that I can add as a resource.

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