If a StoryCorps Connect interview appears as a “draft” on your archive.storycorps.org profile, that means you have not filled out all the required details or tagged your interview with any related keywords to finish publishing it in the online archive.
While your interview audio is saved to the online archive, it will not be accessible to others (including your interview partner!) until you complete all the required fields.
*Please note: drafts cannot be seen by anyone viewing your profile except you.
To edit and update your StoryCorp Connect interview’s details and keywords:
- Log in to archive.storycorps.org.
- Click on your profile photo (located on the upper right side of the page).
- Select “My Interviews & Profile” from the drop-down menu.
- Click anywhere on your interview’s image (or click the gear icon in the upper right of the image).
- Select the “DRAFT” interview you want to edit from your profile.
- Click “Edit Interview” (located below your interview picture on the right side of the page).
- From here you need to complete the following fields:
- Enter a Title or Quote from Your Conversation Name your interview. We suggest using participants’ names as your interview title. Example: “Juana Garcia and Lisbeth Collander.”
- Add a Summary or Description of Your Interview Write a 1- to 3-sentence interview summary that states participant names and ages, their relationship(s), and a brief summary of topics discussed.
- Who Participated in This Interview List everyone who participated in this interview. Provide email addresses so your participants receive a link to the interview. Email addresses are not visible to the public. Use real names to help people find this interview in the future.
- Tag Your Interview to Help People Find It Include any keywords, people, places, companies/organizations, and languages related to your interview.
- *at least one keyword is required
- Recording Location Help us map the StoryCorps universe by providing your recording location. Addresses are not visible to the public.
- Who Can Listen to This Interview? (Privacy Settings) Use these settings to set the visibility of your interview on the StoryCorps Archive and StoryCorps App:
- Public Your interview and related information are available to anyone on the web.
- StoryCorps Community Your interview and related information are available to anyone with an account on the StoryCorps Archive.
- Private Your interview and related information are private.
You can find more information on adjusting your interview’s privacy settings here.
- After you have filled in all of the required fields, select Save to Archive at the bottom of the page.
You’re done! Your interview will now appear on your profile page.
Do you need further assistance? Try the step-by-step tutorial below:
1 The first step is to login to archive.storycorps.org and click your profile image in the top right corner.
2 Click My Interviews & Profile.
3 Click the interview on your profile that is appearing as a "Draft" that you want to complete.
4 Click Edit Interview.
5 Scroll down and complete the required fields.
The first is the title of your interview.
6 Next add a summary or description of your interview.
7 Next we'll enter participants. Scroll down and enter a first name.
8 Then enter their last name.
9 Email address is optional. Once you've entered all their information, click add participant.
10 Now you need to tag your interview.
At least one general keyword is required, but you can enter keywords to indicate the languages used in your interview, the people or places discussed in your interview and more.
11 Next, enter your recording location. Your street address is optional, but please provide city, state/province and country.
12 Now, you must select your privacy settings for this interview.
13 If you are a member of a community, you can select for this interview to be submitted to a community.
14 When you are done, click save to archive.
15 You did it! Your interview will no longer appear as a "Draft" on your profile page.
16 Please note, your interview will be marked as syncing for a brief time while the audio is transcoded.
Be sure to check back tomorrow and listen to your interview to ensure it transcoded properly.
Here's an interactive tutorial for the visual learners