Vermont Folklife Center Fieldwork and Research Guides

In an effort to provide useful information to fieldworkers, students, community scholars, and others interested in cultural documentation, ethnography and oral history, the Vermont Folklife Center provides online access to a series of research guides.


Digital Audio Field Recording Equipment Guide - An overview of digital audio field recording technologies currently available to researchers.


Audio Recording Equipment Guide: Retired Equipment List - A list of audio field recording technologies that have been retired from inclusion in the Digital Audio Recording Equipment Guide. Currently covers information on analog cassette, DAT, laptop interfaces, MiniDisc and Hi-MD.


Advice for Interviewing in the Wake of Natural Disaster - Some brief suggestions for conducting interviews related to the experience and impact of natural disasters, such as Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont.