Participating in the Past: Recording Lives in Digital Environments

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Paul Longley Arthur


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.

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Paul Longley Arthur, Curtin University of Technology

Paul Longley Arthur is a research fellow at the Australia Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, and an adjunct fellow of the Research School of Humanities, Australian National University. His current research investigates how electronic publishing and e-research are transforming the humanities, with a focus on digital history and biography.