Superscope PMR61: An Unexpected Surprise
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 18 February 2018 - 0 Comments

In just the past few years, professional quality portable audio recorders have continued to evolve and improve.  I am the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky [...]

Transcribing Tips: I’m Gonna Write This Just ‘Cause
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 01 March 2017 - 0 Comments

Creating verbatim transcripts can be challenging.  My staff has had hours of discussion and debate about this over the years.  A question recently came to me asking (paraphrased): Since the Nunn Center wants “verbatim” [...]

Survey of Oral History Podcasts
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 30 November 2016 - 0 Comments

There is no doubt that the podcasting movement has accelerated in the past few years, and I am an enormous fan of podcasts that relate to history. You will often find me with headphones [...]

Bourbon Whiskey, Controlled Vocabularies, and Library of Congress Subject Headings
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 27 September 2016 - 1 Comment

A brief video documenting our journey to have Bourbon whiskey established as a Library of Congress Subject Heading. To quote the post from the Nunn Center’s blog, “Catalogers and metadata specialists around the world [...]

Oral History Digital Toolbox: My Current Favorites
By: Douglas A. Boyd - 27 May 2016 - 2 Comments

Here are some of my favorite digital tools that may prove useful for core aspects of the oral history process.  I will be adding to this on a continuous basis, adding new tools and [...]

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 [...]