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Friday, April 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
#s303 Listen In: Podcasting the Archive

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Four years ago, Dana Gerber-Margie copresented a session at MAC about making a podcast for institutional outreach, outlining some ideas and production tools. Since then, the podcast scene has exploded in popularity and listenership. This year, we’re offering four case studies on the intersection between archives, podcasts, and oral history. Colleen Theisen of the University of Iowa will present on starting a podcast from scratch for her institution, solutions for recording and distribution, and fitting the podcast into an existing social media strategy. Kate Brenner founded Amplify: The Oral History Podcast Network after identifying too many oral history projects sitting in archives without exposure. As an allied professional and oral historian by training, Brenner will talk about how to turn oral histories into compelling podcasts that reach new audiences. The Wisdom Project podcast was launched in 2015 by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Doug Boyd will discuss moving the podcast from the vision and design phases to production, the relationship of the podcast to the center’s archival collection and mission, and the steps the Nunn Center is taking to elevate the Wisdom Project with regard to audience impact. Gerber-Margie will round out the discussion by speaking on cofounding the Bello Collective, the possibilities for teaching good data management practices, and the need for deeper, mutually beneficial relationships between archivists and audio producers, encouraging archives to ingest materials into their collections and producers to use archival materials.

Chair: Troy Reeves, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Presenters: Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky
Kate Brenner, freelance oral historian and Amplify:
The Oral History Podcast Network
Dana Gerber-Margie, Recollection Wisconsin and Bello Collective
Colleen Theisen, University of Iowa

Session Type: Panel

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Dana Gerber-Margie

Dana Gerber-Margie is an A/V and Digital Archivist for Recollection Wisconsin’s Listening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin’s Wartime Oral Historiesgrant project. She is also a founding member of the Bello Collective, a publication about podcasts, and routinely asks probing questions... Read More →

Friday April 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Blackstone A

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