Oral tradition

The handbook

This site presents the summary of an academic handbook on basic techniques of collection and management of oral tradition, based on the author's field experiences. The initial version of this document was published as an article in 2006 under the title "Aprender sin olvidar: lineamientos de trabajo para la recuperación de tradición oral desde la biblioteca" ["Learning without forgetting: guidelines for the recovery of oral tradition in the library"] [download]. In 2007, the contents were reviewed, divided into parts and uploaded to this site. Over the years, sections have been revised, expanded and updated.

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The text can be referenced as a part of an online resource...

Civallero, Edgardo (2007). "[Name/title of the section]". Oral tradition [Weblog]. http://oral-tradition.blogspot.com.es/

...or as a part of a published paper.

Civallero, Edgardo (2006). Aprender sin olvidar: lineamientos de trabajo para la recuperación de tradición oral desde la biblioteca. In Segundo Foro Social de Información, Documentación y Bibliotecas. Mexico D.F. (Mexico), 9-10.Sep.2006.


Table of contents

The theory

The practice

Management

Conclusions

Annexes

Bibliography