Video Oral History in 360°: The Ricoh Theta S Video Camera
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 12 May 2016 - 0 Comments

First, to experience this post to the fullest extent, switch your browser to Chrome (for now), or watch the YouTube clip below on your smartphone using the YouTube mobile app.  Trust me, it is cool. [...]

Exactly Transfer Tool Released
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 13 January 2016 - 0 Comments

I wanted to take a moment to announce the official release of Exactly, the new digital tool I wrote about last month.  AVPreserve and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the [...]

Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 01 January 2016 - 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 [...]

Exactly: A New Tool to Safely Transfer Born Digital Material to the Archive
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 27 October 2015 - 3 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 [...]