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Stay at home: Oral history recording in the time of COVID-19 pandemic

08 June 2020

New to the DRI blog: read about DRI's revised oral history workflows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges for the Digital Repository of Ireland team over the past two months, as we have adapted to working from home full time. In a new post on the DRI blog, our Oral Historian Bláithín Ní Chatháin and Digital Archivist Anja Mahler outline the particular adjustments that they have had to make to ensure the success of The Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project – especially in the area of oral history recording.

Following a short comparison of oral histories before and during this pandemic, the authors present a link to their revised oral history procedures, newly ingested into the DRI repository. These have been specially devised to suit the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and to keep both interviewees and interviewers safe at home. We hope that these guidelines will be useful to others who are adapting their workflows for this difficult situation. Continue reading on the DRI Blog

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