Stories Matter is an initiative of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

It was funded with a research infrastructure grant awarded to Steven High (Canada Research Chair in Public History) from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.  Indirect funding came from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Research Chair Program as well as Concordia University.

The software was designed by an interdisciplinary team lead by software engineer Jacques Langlois and including Stacey Zembrzycki, Kristen O’Hare and Steven High, as “embedded” oral historians, as well as Allison Eades, Claudia Gama and Erin Jessee.  Detailed bios for the COHDS development team are available here.

We also want to thank Joyce Pillaralla – yet another oral historian – for designing the Stories Matter logo, Daniel Lorenzo – for his UI design and Quality Assurance contributions and Elena Razlogova for providing input in the final stages.

The software was created over an 18 month period at Concordia University, with Kamicode software of Montreal.

The software development process is documented on the project’s blog.  Audio recordings of meetings from the application’s development process can be found here.

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