Ada, Okla. – East Central University and the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) program have collaborated to give the local community, both on-campus and off, a reliable recording space to fill a variety of needs.
The Oral History, Storytelling, and Curriculum (OSC) Development Studio was funded by a language and culture revitalization grant through the NASNTI REACHE program and is located in the Digital Services Department on the secondfloor of Linscheid Library.
“The studio’s key function will allow Native students to tell and record their own experiences and stories while enabling additional tribal members to archive and document Indigenous ways of knowing and learning,” stated Steven Martin, Director of the NASNTI REACHE program. “Having a repository of cultural resources at ECU will enhance understanding and Indigenous knowledge to better serve Native students and tribal communities.”
The studio is also free and open to the general public, with a reservation. To book, visit ecok.libcal.com/reserve/recording_space
This space is equipped with a sound booth, iMac, Lewitt Condenser Microphone, SSL2+ Audio Interface, speakers, LED lights, and a green screen.
The main goal for NASNTI REACHE is to improve student persistence and graduation rates for Native American and Pell eligible students. NASNTI REACHE offers qualified students opportunities for research internships, faculty mentoring, field related student employment, distance learning resources, advising, tutoring and other high-impact educational experiences.
For more information on the recording studio, visit or email ECU’s Digital Services Librarian Haley Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.