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Technology for distance
A video conference program that allows you to record video and audio. It creates MP4 files.
Recording iPhone and Android calls requires a third party app or use of speakerphone and a recorder. The quality of these types of recording can be poor. Before starting a formal phone interview, test all applications and equipment.
Please contact Todd Sheene (firstname.lastname@example.org) at CTL or Mary Girard (email@example.com) in the Library to discuss recording of long distance interviews.
Things to consider
If you can't meet in person, here are things to consider for a distance interview:
- How tech savvy is the person you are interviewing? Can they get assistance if they need it?
- Does the person want the interview to be audio only?
- Do they have access to a stable internet connection?
- Is the person soft spoken or have a weak voice?
- Do you need to make arrangements for a translator and how does that affect the interview format?