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Oral history workshop – at the State Library of South Australia

TIME: Held on Friday 27 October 10am to 3.30pm  at the  Hetzel Room at the Mortlock Library (State Library of SA)

Learn how to plan and record professional interviews

The workshop introduced participants to the practice and methods of doing an oral history interview. It also covers features to look for in professional digital audio recorders, and why they are important:

The workshop covered

• the features of an oral history interview • advantages of oral history • qualities of a good interviewer

• how to prepare for an oral history interview (including research, developing questions, identifying suitable interviewees, preliminary interview, choosing interview location)

• interview structure and types of questions • analysing good and bad interviews • managing the interview • how to make a high-quality recording, and suitable equipment • hands-on practice using professional recording kits • important steps after the interview • the ethics of oral history interviewing

• the importance of copyright and conditions of use

The workshop has been completed. If you would like to be notified about the 2024 Oral history workshop schedule please contact us: