LSS recently provided production support to CREECA (Center for
Russia, East Europe & Central Asia) for a series of audio lectures
and "digital stories". The audio content is part of Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, a
new-media initiative that seeks to challenge misconceptions and
stereotypical perceptions about Islam and Muslims worldwide.
series producer, Fatima Sartbaeva, used a simple-to-use, high quality
audio recorder from the AV Pool called the Zoom H2 Handy Recorder in
order to record interviews with a variety of scholars. Fatima then
worked with LSS staff to capture, optimize, edit and arrange the audio
files, add music, record intro and outro credits, and to provide final
files for delivery on the Inside Islam website.
At LSS we've found that Instructors
often times have volumes of excellent raw material, but they may need
assistance in order to take the next step. The digital stories produced by CREECA are good examples of how LSS can help faculty and staff take the
next step with their multimedia projects.
Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates is a
collaboration between UW-Madison’s nine area and international studies centers, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the public. Inside Islam is funded by a grant from the Social Science Research Council’s “Academia in the Public Sphere Grants Program,” which in turn is supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation.