I have a question regarding oral history programs. People are generally enthusiastic to interview or donate an oral history interview to an oral history collection. However, we find that generally people are not interested in the work required to make that oral history interview available to the public including accession, preservation, cataloging, transcription, publication, and access. This usually results in a backlog of unprocessed interviews. What methods, techniques, practices, or tools do you use to ensure that an oral history program strikes a healthy balance between raw intake and publication?
I appreciate any advice you can give.
Christopher L. Kolakowski
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
30 W. Mifflin St.
Madison WI 53703
American Alliance of Museums2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005Arlington, VA 22202