Transcribing Tips: I’m Gonna Write This Just ‘Cause

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” transcripts, how [...]

Survey of Oral History Podcasts

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 on, and, [...]

Bourbon Whiskey, Controlled Vocabularies, and Library of Congress Subject Headings

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 were forced [...]

Oral History Digital Toolbox: My Current Favorites

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 categories of [...]

Video Oral History in 360°: The Ricoh Theta S Video Camera

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. We talk [...]

Exactly Transfer Tool Released

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 University of [...]

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 [...]

Exactly: A New Tool to Safely Transfer Born Digital Material to the Archive

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 for non-archivists [...]