Identity Crisis: The Reality of Preparing MLS Students for a Competitive and Increasingly Digital World

This is a guest post by Mary Kendig, a student of the Master of Information Science program and the research coordinator for the DCIC Center at the University of Maryland.
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2018 IOHA Congress at University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  The XX IOHA Congress: “Memory and Narration”, University of Jyväskylä, June 18-20, 2018 Welcome to IOHA Finland!   The Finnish Oral History Network (FOHN), University of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Literature Society (SKS) cordially propose to host the XX International Oral History Congress at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from 18th June to 21th […]

Software Carpentry at the Library of Congress

In February, we hosted 40 librarians, archivists and data wranglers at the Library of Congress to learn advanced skills in managing digital collections.
National Digital Initiatives (NDI/NP/NIO) hosted a Software Carpentry workshop, inviting staff from the Library, the DC Public Library and federal libraries for hands-on learning in the programming language Python, the version-control software Git, and the command-line interface Bash.

Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Ohio Students Earn State-wide Recognition, Help Two Veterans Become Authors - Dispatch March 22, 2017

Students at Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center who interviewed Appalachian veterans for the Veterans History Project as part of an English class assignment were recently recognized by Ohio legislators, including Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger. Their teacher, Tea McCaulla, wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” which details the students’ participation and how they played a role in helping two veterans become published authors.

Oral History Association Endorses Values of History Relevance Statement

The Oral History Association today joins more than 100 historical organizations around the country to endorse the History Relevance Value Statement and declare the importance of teaching and learning history. To celebrate, OHA is urging history fans to post a selfie of them enjoying their favorite historical spot, and use the hashtag #HistoryRelevance. The Value […]

OHA Spotlight: Jason Higgins and the Incarcerated Veterans Oral History Project

Welcome back to our blog series! Our OHA blogger this week is Jason Higgins, who says that he was “drawn to oral history by my appreciation for story-telling and the shared experiences that form what we call the human condition. Oral history speaks to my natural curiosity in the stories and memories of ordinary people […]