Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies. Original Source : https://www.oralhistory.org/
The library has embarked on a journey to record and document ‘tacit knowledge’ of its retired scholars; many who are distinguished and reputable experts in their fields. A workshop was conducted in 2018 attended by all team members at Janda Baik to gain a knowledge on theories and techniques on conducting oral history.
Last Update: 11/04/2023