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The LIR Committee - 'Getting Started with Oral Histories' Plenary
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

The LIR Committee’s mission is to keep librarians, academic librarians in particular, informed about technologies that affect their practice.

We believe that the transcription and coding of oral histories are increasingly relevant topics and so we have designed this Plenary to equip academic librarians, and a broader audience of digital archivists, data stewards, researchers, and historians, with the knowledge and information necessary to begin to plan an oral history project.

The Plenary will cover the following key areas of recording, contextualising, and preserving oral histories:

- Policy, legislation, and consent forms
- Research methods, interview techniques, and planning for digital preservation
- The use of innovative open source software to digitally index recorded interviews and synchronise text with audio and video

This event will assist librarians in planning how they can support oral history research, encourage researchers to engage with their library services when starting an oral history project, and introduce attendees to technologies that have revolutionised the digital indexing of oral histories.

The Plenary will feature three 20-minute talks delivered by the expert speakers followed by an open Q&A session. It will be chaired by Systems Librarian at the Waterford Institute of Technology, David Kane.

May 18, 2022 03:00 PM in Dublin

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Aileen O’Carroll
Policy Manager @Digital Repository of Ireland
Dr Aileen O'Carroll is the Policy Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland and manager at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive. Her work in the field of digital data is concerned with research methods, ethics and privacy, and research data management. She advises researchers on best practice in managing and archiving research projects, both to ensure that ethical commitments are met and that the data gathered is of the highest standard to facilitate optimal re-use by a variety of audiences.
Elizabeth (Liz) Kiely
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy @University College Cork
Dr Liz Kiely is a senior lecturer in social policy in the School of Applied Social Studies and co-chair of the Board of Women’s Studies in University College Cork (UCC). She is on the steering group of the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) and she is the researcher representative on the Tusla /Child & Family Agency Research Ethics Committee. She was researcher on HEA funded oral history project on women’s work in Ireland 1936-1960, which generated an archive of oral histories now deposited and available in the Digital Repository of Ireland. She is currently involved in a research network focused on reconstituting the Irish family in Ireland. She has published in the field of oral history research.
Doug Boyd
Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History @University of Kentucky
Doug Boyd Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, and is a recent president of the Oral History Association. Boyd envisioned, designed and implemented the open source and free OHMS system, which synchronises text with audio and video online. In 2019 Boyd received a Fulbright Scholars Research Grant to collaborate with the National Library of Australia on innovative access to online oral history.