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Now it’s time for saving the sounds of Brooklyn with @vrosemarshall, @mollyfication, @zaheerali, and Taina Evans!

This panel discussion is all about archiving and oral history!

“Archiving is [@KPCC’s] The Big One of podcasts.” Day 2 host @TastyKeish 🔥
Historically, only people in power made archives. “Our project is the speak into the silence” and share voices of marginalized growth so you have a more accurate collection of voices to reconstruct the past. -@zaheerali
“History is not just made by well-known individuals. History is experienced by everyone...Everyone is a walking history book. To let someone transition out of this life without getting their story is like destroying a book.” @zaheerali 🔥
.@mollyfication on @preservethispod: We don’t think that archivists always need to be deciding what gets preserved. We want to give some of that power back to the makers.
“The beauty of an open medium is that there is no gatekeeper, and therefore there is no registry of every podcast that was ever made.” @mollyfication
“Apple podcasts is not a podcast library. Don’t think of it that way. It’s an intermediary.” @mollyfication
“Voices can tell a story that words can’t.” @vrosemarshall
Things that don’t make it into a transcript: how people use silence, when they pause, their pace, their accents, their emotion.
This talk is about audio archives and archiving, but it’s really about why sound is the best medium and why New York is the best city.

(ok maybe that’s the subtext I’m reading, but it’s true.)
“Everyone’s talking about storytelling. I like to talk about story listening.” No many people have experienced being deeply listened to. @zaheerali
“Oral histories are nonlinear. Very few people live their life in a linear fashion.” @zaheerali
“We wanted to put attention on born-digital work.” Thank you @mollyfication for the phrase born digital. Podcasts are born and they love lives.
Archiving & accessibility:
-lots of redundancy
-have a naming convention
-keep it on multiple formats
-have transcripts and/or time stamp record
-save an uncompressed version (.wav)
-make 3 copies, save on 2 kinds of devices, and have 1 be geographically far away (3,2,1 plan)
Not everyone gets to write a book, but their work will be archived, catalogued, and accessible. - Taina Evans
Our mission is to not disembody the narrator...We are responsible for sharing the whole context. The aim is to be authentic to the narrato’s voice but accessible to the listener. -@zaheerali
Everyone on this panel is a great speaker, so smart, so thoughtful, explaining something that could be really jargony and academic in a clear and interesting way. Follow them. Listen to them. Interview them. 💯
“Oral history is not journalism. Oral history is the act of listening...The agenda is set by [the storyteller].” Leave space for the narrator to surprise you with gems you didn’t know to look for. -@zaheerali
Find Taina here: @Expertlibrarian
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