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Veteran's History Project

Veterans History Project Fieldkit

Brief information telling people how to conduct oral history. Forms required for submission. List of accepted media formats with specifications.

Veterans History Project Indexing and Transcription Guidelines

General overview of transcription practices for lay researchers.

Digital Project Planning and Management Basics

Overview of many aspects of carrying out a digital project including planning, collaboration, metadata standards, and an exercise on a hypothetical oral history project.

Standards at the Library of Congress

  • Includes MARC, EAD, METS, and PREMIS

Cultural Documentation Methods & Techniques

Cultural Documentation Guidelines

The teaching and training guidelines below provide practical advice and insights into the process of conducting a local-level field documentation project. These guides cover essential topics such as: project planning; research ethics from the perspectives of the fields of folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology and museum studies; and intellectual property policies, law and use with special reference to the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Other subjects include: interviewing tips and techniques; writing field notes and producing summaries and logs of recordings; participant permissions and release forms; and links to sites that will help you understand digital recording technologies.

Cultural Documentation Resource List

Other Documents