Thank you for recording with StoryCorps StoryCorps Connect! You have just contributed to a culture of listening and your interview is now a part of our online archive and preserved in the StoryCorps App collection at the Library of Congress.
Now is the time to ensure your interview is properly preserved so you can access it forever. Here are our best practices.
- Fill out your interview details After you have stopped recording and saved your interview to the archive, you will be prompted to input any names, locations, and keywords pertaining to your interview. Once you have completed all the required fields, select “Save to Archive” at the bottom of the page Your interview will not be accessible to anyone and will appear on your archive.storycorps.org profile as a draft if you do not complete this step.
- Choose the privacy setting that is right for you. If you weren’t confident when you made your privacy choices upon publishing, that’s ok. You can always change your privacy settings. Take a look at this article to learn more about your options.
- Make sure you published successfully. You should have received an email from StoryCorps after you published your interview with a link to where you can find your interview on the Internet. It is important to listen to your interview on archive.storycorps.org to ensure it uploaded properly. If your interview is marked as syncing, that’s ok. During busy times it can take up to 24 hours for the audio to transcode, so be sure to check back the next day and give it a listen (and if something went wrong, reach out to us right away by submitting a request.
- Share your interview with friends and family. StoryCorps interviews often become treasured memories for friends and family, so be sure to share your interview with your community.
- Consider joining a community! Communities are a new feature of archive.storycorps.org and a great way to find and share stories about topics you care about. Once you’ve joined a community, you can select which interviews you’d like to share with that community. You can read more about communities in our help center here or explore the Communities in the Online Archive.