The Listening Station - A New Approach to Capturing Stories
What is the Listening Station project?
StoryCenter has developed a unique iPad-based recording station and app that will revolutionize the process of low cost audio and video recordings of oral histories, conversations, and interviews. In 2016, StoryCenter worked with the California State Library to prototype the tool with 12 public libraries around the state. Now we are making the station and its services available to educators, community groups, and individuals starting early summer 2017. Order yours now and join our effort!
How Does the Listening Station Work?
The station is designed as both a public kiosk for people to share stories with a listener, to hold a conversation, or to be part of an interview. It includes prompts, sample stories for ideas, audio or video recording, and automated upload and delivery of files to admin and users.
How Can You Support the Listening Station Project?
With the support of a consortium of academic, library, humanities, and museum organizations we are planning to upgrade the app to include support for meta-data, releases, keyword generation from auto-transcription records and other improvements. Pre-purchase a station and service plan to support our effort.
HOW CAN You PURCHASE A LISTENING STATION?
We are offering two levels of the Listening Station - with service to support you in setting up your station included for $1500; and with set-up service plus programming support included for $3000. To find out if you are eligible for the 20% Partnering Organization discount, and for more information or bulk pricing contact us.
Receive the entire kit: Pre-loaded 64GB iPad, stand, armature, light, dual microphones, the one year 200GB cloud storage, and support for setting up your station. You will also receive program support from StoryCenter staff in establishing your initial efforts.