Is there a collection management system, or software, best suited for organizing oral history collection information? We are working on a pilot in which we will help a few partner organizations do inventories of their oral history collections. But first, a bit of research to find the best way to organize the information they collect.
Here is a link from Oral History in the Digital Age. It is always a great place to look, and this information is helpful as we get started.
Have you run across a great system for keeping track of your oral history resources? If so, please let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-236-1025.
If not, know that we are working on it.
Here is intern Joe Makuc working on a Monterey Library oral history file. The Monterey Library is working with us and the University of Massachusetts Libraries Special Collections to get their oral histories in an online archive. Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at BCC provided a technical assistance grant for this work.