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GCDI Sound Series: 3/6 & 3/7 events on digital oral history with Doug Boyd

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    The GCDI Sound Series continues with two events next week by Doug Boyd, Ph.D., a national expert on oral history, archives, and digital technologies:

    Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00pm at The Graduate Center, CUNY, in room 9204, the GCDI Sound Series continues with a talk by Dr. Doug Boyd on Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Oral History Project, Digital Archive and Documentary. Join us to learn about Doug Boyd’s role in the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, a partnership between the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), and making it into both a digital archive and a documentary that airs on Kentucky Educational Television. Find more information and register here.

    Wednesday, March 7th at 1:00pm at The Graduate Center, CUNY, in room C202 (lower level), the GCDI Sound Series is hosting a workshop by Doug Boyd on Doing Digital Oral History. This workshop will explore the multiple dimensions of the digital oral history process from interview to archive. Topics included in the workshop will include project design, best practices for recording oral history (audio and video), workflows involving metadata and transcription, affordable opportunities for creating innovative access to oral histories online, as well as exploring issue pertaining to legal and ethical aspects of the oral history process. Find more information and register here.

    Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. You can also follow along with our Twitter hashtag #GCDIsound and learn more about the GCDI Sound Series at: cuny.is/gcdisound

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