OHMS

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Enhancing OHMS, Enhancing Access to Oral History

Typical archival institutions are delivering oral history collections online using repository systems that fail to accommodate oral history’s complex, multidimensional nature. As a result, the majority of interviews being posted online provide challenging user experiences. I [...]

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 [...]