What to do with it all?

The higher the quality of the recordings you make the more likely you are to be able to re-use them in future. Good paperwork also helps you to identify relevant parts of interviews and whether you have permission to use them.

These are some of things oral history is used for:

  • Newsletters or bulletins
  • Talks and lectures
  • Oral history books, cassettes, CDs, DVDs
  • Websites
  • Audio tours
  • Academic work
  • Family history
  • Education for schools
  • Museum exhibitions
  • Reminiscence work
  • Sound collages, drama, dance, poetry
  • Digital storytelling

Guide: ideas for using your oral history recordings

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