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Announcing the Start of Stories Matter, Phase II

Posted by Erin Jessee It is with great pleasure that the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and BNA-BBOT announces the start of Phase II of Stories Matter. Taking Phase I as its foundation, Phase II will include the … Continue reading

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Welcome BNA-BBOT: New Collaborators in Stories Matter, Phase II!

Posted by Erin Jessee The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is pleased to announce the start of a new phase of international and interdisciplinary collaboration with Bruxelles nous appartient, Brussel behoort ons toe (BNA-BBOT), based out of Belgium … Continue reading

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LAUNCHING STORIES MATTER, PHASE I

Posted by Erin Jessee After nearly a year of interdisciplinary collaboration, the first phase of Stories Matter is complete. In its current state, Stories Matter is free, open source software that is compatible with MacIntosh and PC operating systems. It … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peak at Stories Matter, Beta Version

Posted by Erin Jessee As always, the development of Stories Matter is┬ámoving forward. Jacques is in the process of putting the finishing touches on a few lingering issues, such as the export feature which will allow users to export the … Continue reading

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Success!!!

Posted by Erin Jessee Yesterday, I was able to complete my first interview for the Stories Matter Database. The software has come a long way in the last two weeks, largely due to the exhaustive debugging Jacques and the database … Continue reading

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A New Opportunity for Public Engagement

Posted by Erin Jessee Today, Dr High released a call for papers for a conference entitled “Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts.” The conference is being co-hosted by the Centre for … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Vertov, Part II

Posted by Erin Jessee My encounter with VERTOV is at an end for the time being. After a week of database building, my experiences suggest that the software is too fraught with bugs to be of much use for building … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Vertov, Part I

Posted by Erin Jessee Once again, it’s been a busy week full of challenges. The Stories Matter software is progressing, but unfortunately a significant bug has emerged that only affects Mac-users, and which is momentarily delaying the release of a … Continue reading

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Some Technical Details…

Posted by Erin Jessee The last two weeks of testing the Stories Matter database have been incredibly productive. Though I’ve been faced with a steep learning curve, the intricacies of designing and creating a database that will allow oral historians … Continue reading

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