Participating in the Past: Recording Lives in Digital Environments

Paul Longley Arthur

Abstract

The article focuses on the impact of digital media on the recording and presentation of oral history. It discusses some issues such as the finance for oral history research, the problems associated with maintaining and updating digital histories and the demands of interdisciplinary collaboration in Australia. It also looks into some oral history projects to describe the essence and impact of digitalization on oral history. Moreover, it explores the constraints of the digital environment.

Keywords

Oral history; Digital media; archives; multimedia; historiography

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