: ' oral history'

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, [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

Recording Phone Interviews: JK Audio QuickTap

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 your digital [...]

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 [...]