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Transcription is an important part of the oral history process. It improves accessibility of the oral history by providing the content of the interview as a written document in addition to the audio/video as originally recorded. Transcriptions can also improve access to the content of the interview for researchers.
Question: Do I need Special Equipment or Software to Participate in this Project?
No, you can use your personal devices (e.g. computer, phone) to record audio and video with the factory installed software. Zoom is a great university provided software tool that can record and automatically generate transcripts of your video interview. Otter.ai is another option for recording and as an added bonus, it will transcribe the recording for you, too. Be sure to review the File Format Specifications on the How to Submit page. If you have specific software or equipment questions, contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
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