ERIC Number: ED441438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Collecting, Making Known, and Preserving Oral Heritage in a Written Civilization: A Challenge for Libraries.
This paper examines the place of oral heritage in France. The first section provides an overview of oral collections in France from the early 1900s to the present. The study of oral materials is then discussed in the second section, including: research centers within universities or high schools; activities of the Ministry of Culture; development of a network of museums; the role of associations; the Metive associative network, comprising a museum, a hall, sound and audiovisual studios, exhibition, training and meeting rooms, and a center of research and documentation on orality; and the Datsum association, focusing on the oral traditions and music of Bretagne. The third section addresses orality in the library, including public library collections, legal aspects, and collections of the audiovisual department of the national library. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audiotape Recordings, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Collections, Library Materials, Library Role, Library Services, Museums, National Libraries, Nonprint Media, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Professional Associations, Public Libraries, Research and Development, Research and Development Centers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France