Multimedia and Oral History Workshop

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Create audio and visual presentations with your oral history recordings

Are your oral history recordings sitting in an archive, not being used?
Have you ever wanted to make use of the recordings for displays or
presentations?  If so, this workshop is for you.

This workshop has already been held.  If you are interested in attending this workshop in 2019, please contact us

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to:

  • use audio editing software to edit your interviews,
  • create audio clips with added sound effects for use in a range of settings, such as displays in a community centre, library or museum, and
  • use audio clips and photographs to create a visual presentation.

Download a flyer about the workshop here.

Date: 9 July 2018
Time: 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Venue:  Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia, cnr Kintore Ave and North Terrace, Adelaide.
Cost: $90 per person per day or $60 for OHA members/students/concession card holders*.  Morning tea is provided but not lunch. Payment must be made in advance to confirm your place.

*Concession cards include cards issued to the unemployed or pensioners, but not the seniors card.

Register online here.

Workshops are run by OHA SA/NT.

Payment is required in advance to secure your place:

Direct Credit banking details:                             Other Payments please forward to:
Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)                        The Treasurer
BSB: 085436                                                                          Post Office Box 3113
Account No.: 129312048                                                     Unley  SA  5061
Please add your surname w/shop

Bookings essential. Please book online here.


  • Computer with Audacity and Powerpoint software installed.  Audacity is free software for editing audio files.  Download this instruction sheet on how to install Audacity on your computer.  Audacity is available for Mac, Windows and Linux computers.  Please let us know if you do not have Powerpoint software, and we will let you know of a free alternative.
  • Headphones that plug in to your computer.
  • Power cable for your computer.
  • A mouse for your computer.
  • Audio file of an oral history interview, together with some photos relevant to the interview.  Make sure these files are in a readily accessible folder on your computer.  Audio files should have been recorded using appropriate recording equipment.  Participants may also choose to bring short video clips relevant to the interview, but these are not required.
  • If possible, some sound effects relevant to the interview (e.g. sound of a train if the interview is with a train driver).  Make sure these audio files are saved on your
  • Lunch. (Morning tea will be provided.)
  • Two people from the same organisation attending the workshop may choose to work together on one computer.
  • Please let us know if you will have difficulty accessing a computer for the workshop. We do not want you to miss out!


Participants should be familiar with basic computer functions e.g. opening files, copying and pasting, and locating files on their computer.  It assumed that participants have completed the Introduction to Oral History Workshop.


  • Members of community groups and history groups
  • Local and community historians
  • Students
  • Anyone wanting to create a product with oral history interviews

Download a flyer about the workshop here.

Download this instruction sheet on how to install the Audacity audio-editing software on your computer.

Register online here.

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