Oral history in USM library: supporting reference and research needs

Fesal, Fujica Azura and Jan Mohamad, Radia Banu and Che Jaafar, Cik Ramlah and Wan Jan, Noor Azlinda (2016) Oral history in USM library: supporting reference and research needs. In: Seminar Antarabangsa Sejarah Lisan 2016 Dari Perspektif Sejarah, Warisan dan Kebudayaan Malaysia-Thailand, December, 2-4 2016, Satun, Thailand.

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    Abstract

    Oral history has usually referred to as an account of historical event, person or place, a first person memory of the past, by an eyewitness. It is regarded as living memories which have great importance in the history of mankind. It has also become a key resource for reconstructing, recreating and recording past and present knowledge of society. Academic libraries have assisted as repositories for books and manuscripts that support in revealing the stories of world’s civilization for centuries. The compilation of oral history at the library could help in reference and research if only the effort to record, document, preserve and promote information resources are well planned. Current technology could be of great help to be utilized in relaying the access to the researchers. Through institutional repositories, the visibility of the information could be increased. This paper will explain the importance of oral history, the background of the collection at USM Library and the initiatives taken to promote it as the primary and reliable sources that could play a role in historical research activities in the future.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Organized by: Persatuan Sejarah Lisan Malaysia dan Pertubuhan Pentadbiran Wilayah Satun. ISBN 978-967-12827-2-4
    Uncontrolled Keywords: oral history, Universiti Sains Malaysia Library, reference and research, information sources
    Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities > AZ(20)-999 History of scholarship and learning. The humanities
    D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D1-2027 History (General)
    D History General and Old World > DS Asia > DS1-937 History of Asia
    Divisions: Perpustakaan Universiti Sains Malaysia (Library) > Koleksi Malaysiana dan Arkib (Malaysiana and Archive Collections) > Conference or Workshop Item
    Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 16:26
    Last Modified: 02 Sep 2017 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31272

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