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Audio Recording

Photo of the audio recording studio at the main branch
Audio Recording Studio

Lac La Biche County Libraries Audio Recording

We now have an audio recording station at the main branch, Stuart MacPherson Public Library. The set up includes a top of the line laptop, pre-installed editing and recording software, professional microphone, and a mini guide to aid in the creation of audio books for National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

Our Libraries have evolved over the years and are always looking for new ideas and services that support our Plan of Service which is created directly from community needs. This studio is a learning opportunity that will help print disabled library members across Canada as the number of books available in accessible formats is only around 7%. We are also supporting our goals of Stimulating Imagination: Reading Viewing and Listening for Pleasure, as well as, indirectly supporting Succeeding in School: Homework Help and Satisfying Curiosity: Lifelong Learning.

This studio will be available for community organizations and groups to record school projects, oral histories, instructional guides and much more.

There is no cost to use the room or the equipment nor do you need a library card. We do require a valid ID to sign out the equipment which will be held at the circulation desk until the person or group is done their session.

Before using the equipment, you need to attend an orientation session by calling 780-623-7467. We will show you how to use the equipment and software. Once you’ve completed this session, you can reserve a time slot at the Circulation Desk. Groups are welcome to use the equipment providing there is at least one person in the group who has undergone the training. Check out the benefits of volunteering for our Sharing Your Voice Project.

Borrow a Digital Storytelling Kit

With a valid library card one can now borrow our Digital Storytelling kit for 42 days which includes an audio recorder and a copy of “The Oral History Workshop”.

All the kits include:

  • 1 x TASCAM DR-05 Audio Recorder
  • 1 x Windsock
  • 1 x Sandisk micro SD Adapter
  • 1 x 32GB Sandisk micro SD Card
  • 1 x 4GB Sandisk micro SD Card
  • 4 x AA Energizer rechargeable batteries and charger
  • 1 x book: The Oral History Workshop: Collect and Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family and Friends, Hart & Samson (2009)

*Note: These kits are for recording audio only.

Digital Storytelling

What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital storytelling is a short (2-5 mins) personal story created by combining a recorded narrative with images, music, or other sounds. One popular example of these are oral histories but any form of media can be utilized to tell a story.
Digital storytelling enables people to:
  1. Share what is important or meaningful to them,
  2. Share a perspective or a personal experience of a historical event which might differ from the traditional narrative, and
  3. Provides us with a chance to learn about each other resulting in stronger relationships and understanding within our communities.