CORVALLIS, Ore. — A website focusing on climate change and featuring oral history interviews with a dozen leading figures from Oregon State University is now available online.
Created by the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the Voices of a Warming Planet website consists of contextualized oral history interviews with 12 OSU faculty members: Dominique Bachelet, biological and ecological engineering; Jeff Bethel, biological and population health sciences; Hilary Boudet, sociology; Peter Clark, earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences; William Jaeger, applied economics; Beverly Law, global change biology and terrestrial systems science; Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute; Peter Ruggiero, geology and geophysics; Andreas Schmittner, earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences; and Allen Thompson, philosophy. Also included are Jason Hanauska, an undergraduate senior in environmental engineering, and Brandon Trelstad, OSU sustainability officer.
The interviews trace each narrator’s path through academia with particular attention on their research and perspectives on climate change and global warming. In addition to the full video of each interview, the Voices of a Warming Planet website includes contextual information for every session, interview abstracts and biographical sketches of each narrator. The interviews are segmented and indexed using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer, a cutting-edge tool used by archivists to describe oral history content.
Voices of a Warming Planet (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/climatevoices/main ) is the fourth website to be released by OSU Libraries as part of its Voices Initiative, a multi-year effort that provides online access to their oral history collections. More than 600 hours of oral history content has been released so far. To learn more about the oral history efforts, visit http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oralhistory.html.
About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.
Source: Chris Petersen, 541-737-2810, [email protected]
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