Author Archives: Stacey

The Education Working Group Database: Holocaust Survivors and Their Stories

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki To date, Erin and I have managed to build a six hour database using the interviews that have been collected by the Education Working Group within the CURA-funded project entitled: Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by … Continue reading

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Building the Database

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki  I have spent the last couple of days testing Stories Matter. In doing so, I have begun to build a database using an interview which was conducted for the CURA-funded project entitled: Life Stories of Montrealers … Continue reading

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We’re Back!

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki Although Jacques, Krissy, and I have taken a rather long break from blogging about Stories Matter, we have been busy thinking about the software nevertheless. For the most part, Jacques has spent the last three months … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Challenges

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki Krissy began our first team meeting, on 3 September, by asking a question: Who would we be developing this software for? Although we discussed the audience to whom Stories Matter would apply, we quickly moved on … Continue reading

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Introducing Stories Matter

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently developing a new oral history database tool, entitled Stories Matter. This free, open source software is being built for oral historians by oral historians. It will allow for the archiving … Continue reading

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Software Requirements Specification Document: Any Feedback?

For those of you who are interested in the technological aspects of the software that we are developing, I encourage you to have a look at the software requirements specification document that Jacques has written: Software Requirements – Stories Matter … Continue reading

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The Interface

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki Since I have very little experience with technology, it has, at times, been difficult for me to participate in the conceptual discussions which have been taking place among members of the development team. During the first … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Paper

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki As I stated in my first blog, I am comforted by paper. I have no problem sitting in front of a television screen and jotting down pages and pages of notes while reflecting upon an oral … Continue reading

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Reconceptualizing the Archive

Posted by Stacey Zembrzycki I came to oral history during the second year of my doctoral studies at Carleton University. Although I entered the program with the intention of studying Canadian foreign policy, by the end of my first year … Continue reading

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