Oral History in Museums

For my first essay I plan to look at the usage of Oral History in museums. My interest in this topic comes from the many ways of displaying Oral History in a museum and the impact this may have on the listener. Do you present Oral History as just audio coming from audio stations setup around the museum? Do you compile a video to go along with the auditory portion? Or do you include subtitles or transcriptions to provide the listener the information? Each of these presentations have benefits and drawbacks and as a presenter you must choose the one that will present the interview in the correct sense. You must be wary of how each of these presentation methods may change the way a listener will receive the message given. These are the major impacts I wish to explore. I hope that through my further exploration of these topics I will further understand my knowledge of the impact of displaying Oral History will have on a museum visitor.

How to burn audio files to DVD

Please use a good quality (i.e. branded) blank DVD rather than CD to burn to; DVDs have a larger storeage capacity. In Windows see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/burn-a-cd-or-dvd-in-windows-media-player or http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-burn-music-to-a-cddvd-in-windows-media-play.html. There are other disc burning programmes available.

Important: Please burn the discs as DATA discs and not audio discs. We want to be able to access the files.

Windows 7 instructions for mp3 to CD – follow these instructions for wav to DVD:


Apple Mac

Here are some instructions for burning on IOS 10 Macs:


I don’t use Macs so you might want to seek out a more trusted source such as one of the priests that work in the Church of Apple Stores. Or you might look at Apple’s help file here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1152