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Wednesday, April 18 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
How to Document Oregon’s Thousand Points of Life: Techniques and Technologies to Engage Your Community Using an Oral History Project LIMITED

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Community-based oral history projects bring together diverse voices and reflect a community’s rich cultural heritage. These oral histories are Oregon’s thousand points of life that illuminate the state’s heritage and the photographs, video, and artifacts that accompany the oral histories illustrate that heritage.

This hands-on workshop will teach practical methods to collect, describe, publish and promote an oral history project with adult or teens. Using hands on learning exercises, participants will rotate through each of the three tables at 30 minute intervals facilitated by librarians and staff from Southern Oregon University, Pacific University, Oregon State University and the University of Portland. Methods and materials will be shared but the focus of the workshop will be on participants and their communities. Participants can expect to work through the planning, collection focus, and cost considerations of an oral history project. They will customize an intellectual property release, conduct oral histories, develop appropriate metadata, and design an outreach and communications plan for their project.

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Maureen Flanagan Battistella

Assistant Professor Affiliate and Research Anthropologist, Southern Oregon University
Battistella’s research involves food culture, heritage agriculture and the wines of Southern Oregon. She is one of the architects of the Stories of Southern Oregon project, a collection made available through SOU Hannon Library's Southern Oregon Digital Archives portal. The Stories... Read More →

Jules Filipski

Digital Services Technical Assistant, University of Portland
Jules Filipski has held prior positions at the Oregon Historical Society and Southern Oregon University Hannon Library. She has over 10 years of experience in the preservation of and establishing access to heritage materials. When not at work, she spends a lot of time creating obstacles... Read More →
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Eva Guggemos

Associate Professor Archives, Pacific University
Guggemos is lead on a county-wide, collaborative oral history project funded by LSTA to preserve and catalog more than 900 oral histories collected by local museums, libraries and universities. These endangered assets record the unique memories of immigration, changing patterns of... Read More →
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Chris Petersen

Archivist, Oregon State University
Chris Petersen has worked in the OSU Libraries since 1996. Much of his career has been devoted to exploring the life and work of Linus Pauling. He is also the director of the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project, the largest oral history initiative ever conducted... Read More →

Vicky Sturtevant

Professor Emerita, Southern Oregon University
Sturtevant's research and teaching interests involve forest management practices and community collaboration to advance grassroots policy development. She is a Co-Principal Invesitgaor on the Legacy Labor project with Maureen Battistella, a grant funded initiative to collect the heritage... Read More →

Philip Vue

Digital Services Librarian, University of Portland
Philip Vue oversees the Clark Library’s digital collections and institutional Repository Pilotscholars. Prior to his role at University of Portland, he served as the Digital Services Librarian and Building Manager at the Oregon State University Libraries & Press. Among other things... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

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