This webinar was produced by COHDS as part of the On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context Partnership to provide some remote delivered training to project team members. It will introduce you to interview transcription techniques, focusing on verbatim transcription, partial transcription, and chronology writing. Designed in December 2013 by Associate Director Eve-Lyne Cayouette Ashby, it gathers content produced by different researchers, staff members and projects based at COHDS such as the Montreal Life Stories CURA, and the From Balconville to Condoville project as well as renowned authors and oral historians.

It includes the following material:

  • Main video (slideshow and narration), 8:30 minutes
  • Verbatim transcription template (PDF below)
  • Chronology template (PDF below)
  • Transcription manual – From Balconville to Condoville? project (PDF below)

Our protocols and materials can be used and adapted for any non-for-profit, educational, and academic purposes but the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling must be credited.