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Informed Accessioning: 6 Questions

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 the way [...]

Using OHMS to Index Oral History: A Detailed Tutorial

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 experience for [...]

Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X

The following video is the first in an ongoing series of tutorials called “Keep It Simple” which explores technical workflows that may seem difficult on the surface but really aren’t.  I will explore all kinds of [...]

Oral History: It’s the Moments that Matter

One of the most powerful things about archived oral histories is each recorded interview contains hundreds, if not thousands, of moments filled with meaningful content that possess near infinite potential for engaging future researchers in unforeseen [...]

Sneak Peak at the OHMS Viewer: Segment Linking

We just added a new feature to the OHMS viewer–the ability to create direct links to individual segments in an OHMS index.  Now, you can dynamically send your users to specific moments in an oral history [...]

Sneak Peak: OHMS, the Latest Version

Three years ago, I worked with Eric Weig, who managed the Kentucky Digital Library (KDL), to create a better way to present oral history online. The Nunn Center was focusing energy on transcription and the KDL [...]

Oral History in the Digital Age–Best Practices

We are nearing the final stages of the Oral History in the Digital Age project, an IMLS funded project to pull together experts from all over the nation to make recommendations about best practices for collecting, [...]

Digital Omnium Launches: Oral History and Digital Technologies

Digital Omnium is a blog featuring regular posts on topics relating to digital technologies  pertaining to recording, archiving, digital preservation and online dissemination of oral histories.  My name is Doug Boyd and I have worked closely [...]