Project: Audio Recording Kit and StoryCorps Interviews
Equipment: We purchased the prescribed equipment from StoryCorps because we participated in the StoryCorps @ your library program. The kit we purchased includes a Marantz Professional solid state recorder, Sony MDR-7506 headphones and Audio-Technica ATM710 microphones. This high-end equipment is certainly not required for a successful oral history project.
Why this project? We were selected in partnership with the Ferguson Public Library for the StoryCorps @ your library program.
Tech savvy needed to implement: Intermediate
Staff training: Staff attended StoryCorps training as part of the program. She, in turn, trained staff and volunteers to be facilitators.
Implementation tips and hints: StoryCorps has an extensive Do-It-Yourself Guide that can help start an oral history project.
Things we should have done differently: