Exactly: A New Tool to Safely Transfer Born Digital Material to the Archive
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 27 October 2015 - 2 Comments

In Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, I want to offer you a sneak peak at a new tool we have developed and are readying for release.   This tool will enable a user friendly way [...]

Using OHMS to Index Oral History: A Detailed Tutorial
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 11 July 2015 - 0 Comments

I have been traveling around and talking a great deal, lately, about OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer).  If you aren’t aware of OHMS, its a free, open source digital tool that improves the user [...]

Recording Phone Interviews: JK Audio QuickTap
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 25 March 2015 - 0 Comments

First up for my reviews of analog devices for digitally recording telephone interviews will be the JK Audio QuickTap which costs $59. The QuickTap is an inexpensive way to easily interface your landline telephone with [...]

iOS Recording: Rode iXY-L
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 16 March 2015 - 0 Comments

The Rode  iXY-L ($199.00 USD) brings high quality stereo recording to your iOS device turning your iPhone or iPad into a powerful portable recorder.  The Rode iXY-L microphone is Rode’s newly updated iOS microphone attachment that is compatible with Apple’s Lightning Connector [...]

Recording Phone Interviews
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 15 March 2015 - 0 Comments

We now have amazing opportunities for conducting remote oral histories using a range of Internet-based tools like Skype or Google Hangout.  Through a webcam and a microphone, “face to face” or audio interviews via [...]

Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 08 March 2015 - 0 Comments

As the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and the principle creator/designer of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), I am a  strong advocate for enhancing [...]

A Stitch in Time: Guide to Stitching Video Files
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 22 January 2015 - 0 Comments

It is common now for a single oral history interview that was recorded on video to span multiple video data files. While I advocate maintaining these individual parts as the “master” files in your [...]

Stripping Audio from Video Interviews
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 22 December 2014 - 0 Comments

So why would you possibly want to strip the audio from a beautiful video interview?  We do it at the Nunn Center, mainly, for transcription.  When we transcribe an interview (which means sending it [...]