When choosing equipment to record oral histories we recommend that you consult the latest edition of the Oral History Handbook.
The Handbook contains a comprehensive chapter on recording equipment, including suggestions based on needs and budget. There is also information on research, interviewing techniques, and producing transcripts.
If you are unable to visit the Library, Trove can help you find a copy at a library near you.
The book can also be purchased through the Oral History Association of Australia.