Another Monday and another roundup of interesting, story-related links. Enjoy!
- DigiTales. “… takes the ancient art of oral storytelling and engages a palette of technical tools to weave personal tales using images, graphics, music and sound mixed together with the author’s own story voice. Digital storytelling is an emerging art form of personal, heartful expression that enables individuals and communities to reclaim their personal cultures while exploring their artistic creativity.” [Thanks to Kathy Hansen at A Storied Career for alerting me to this site.]
- Pittsburgh-area Jews’ oral histories go global on Internet. “Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community — a collection of 516 interviews recorded on about 1,100 audio cassettes over 32 years — was placed on the Internet on Tuesday.”
- Footnote’s New Holocaust Collection Free Through October. “Historical records subscription site Footnote and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) just released the Interactive Holocaust Collection of a million Holocaust-related records.”
- Houston Public Library Launches Oral History Site. “Houston Public Library (HPL) is a pivotal partner in an ambitious oral history project, a multiyear, collaborative effort to that will help preserve important parts of the city’s history through the voices of its inhabitants.”
- unpaper – Post-Processing Scanned and Photocopied Book Pages. “Have you scanned bound books, only to find that the pages are curled near the center binding? You also may have noticed that some of the pages are skewed. A program called “unpaper” may solve those problems. Please note that the software only runs on Linux systems.”
- Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2009. “If you’re interested in writing online, you’ll get a lot out of adding each of these to your daily reading.”
- Storybird. “A service that makes it simple for families and friends to create short, visual stories together that they can share and print. For artists and writers, Storybird is next-generation publishing: global, viral, and instantaneous.”
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