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1 The Oral History Records Rescue Group (OHRRG) Digitisation Project at the State Library of Western Australia Presented by Pat Beament & Lee Blackford

2 The size of Western Australia

3 State Library of Western Australia

4 Action the library took action a consortium was formed Lotterywest awards AU$3 million

5 Action continued 2007 – a second chance for funding Oral History Records Rescue Group formed AU$849,000 funding was approved

6 State Library Support AU$360,000 for sound studio construction AU$283,000 for equipment through the Leah Jane Cohen Bequest Other support included Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Building and Executive Management

7 Getting Ready to Implement Networking

8 Equipment Professional analogue replay equipment Start early and continue to acquire professional equipment and parts as they are difficult to find Digital Audio System A tender process was undertaken

9 Construction of Studios During constructionAcoustically designed studio

10 Project Team  Project Manager – part time  Administrative Assistant- part time  Librarian- part time  Senior Audio Coordinator- full time  Audio Technicians- full time

11 Initiatives Reformatting Plan application Modifications to playback equipment ─ azimuth adjustment ─ extra playback head Double ingesting

12 Reformatting Application Azimuth adjustment Extra playback head Double ingesting Initiatives continued

13 Obtaining Copyright Permission Process was time consuming and lengthy Digital online access in this pre-digital age The State Library’s Original Material Collections Copyright and Access Policy aterial_collection_copyright_and_access_policy

14  Outcomes  Future Activities

15 is to do it. Amelia Earhart The most effective way to do it,


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