Oral History: Preservation and use
Memoar is one of several users that currently using minner.no to preserve the audio and video contributions. However, preservations of audio and video formats are the big questions that are an ongoing discussion. According to Memoar, at the moment, no one receives such private archival materials for storage in eternity. The National Library is in the process of this work, but still has a way to go before they are ready to receive private archives that will probably be a part of their collection.
For more information: www.abmdig.no
Meanwhile, Memoar is building a temporary private archive.
For more information: www.memoar.no/infrastruktur
Besides, they deliver the audio and video documentation through their project, “Muntlig historie for alle” (“Oral history for everyone”), to minner.no. And from there it will go to the “Norsk Folkeminnesamling” (Norwegian Folk Memory Collection). This is not a permanent solution.
So far, Memoar themself is documenting and collecting such materials. They also collect from local history teams (historielagene) and other project groups. They store the collection in their dropbox while waiting for eternity storage to take care of them. Memoar does also publish on their website.
Noolaham publishes the oral history documents under Creative Commons licence at aavanaham.org.