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Recording and transcribing oral histories

An oral history is a recording or transcript of someone's memories of their own life experiences. Oral histories are usually recorded into digital audio files then produced as transcripts of the pe...

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Thank you, Bendigo community

Thank you, Bendigo, for a brilliant weekend The Easter Fair - carnivals in the street and in Rosalind Park including free activities for kids - and the Easter Procession were just a few of the del...

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Face value

Who owns your face? In Australia, by law, anyone can photograph and publish a picture of your image without asking your permission, unless doing so contravenes Australia's laws cultural or intelle...

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How I became a scribe

How I became a scribe was a long and winding road with a bumpy start in high school... Typewriters and Pitman's Shorthand It was the early eighties. In Year 10 at St Mary's College, Bendigo, Vict...

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Why pianists make good scribes

What do pianists and scribes have in common, and why do pianists make good scribes? By 'pianist', I mean anyone who has learned to play classical piano (whether or not they still play). By 'scri...

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How blogging (and social media) can help your business

Why blog? If your main aim of starting a blog is to capture more customers there are probably easier and less time consuming ways to do this (such as paid advertising); and blogging is of more val...

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The six-monthly business review

Why conduct a 6-monthly review? Conducting a review of your business is really just stepping back and looking at your business objectively so you can see it more clearly than when you're busy wor...

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Confidentiality and the Australian Privacy Act 1988

Did you know: Australian businesses that earn less than $3 million per annum are not covered by the Australian Privacy Act unless they have voluntarily 'opted in' to be covered by the Act. ...

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Recording telephone meetings for transcription

Request permission before recording In some states and territories of Australia, it is illegal to record a conversation with someone without the other person's consent. Even where it is legal to ...

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How to get more bang for your blog-writing buck

Whether your blog is giving you sufficient bang for your blog-writing buck depends on: 1. What your blog's about and how relevant it is to your target audience 2. Your use of metadata and SE...

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