: ' oral history'

Digital Audio Recorders: Zoom H5

I love the Zoom H5.  In full disclosure, I have never been much of a Zoom type of guy.  It started with the guitar effects pedals in the ’90s…They were designed (and priced) for the low [...]

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 [...]

Using a Shotgun Microphone for Video Interviewing

For my video interviews I have always preferred lapel microphones for capturing the audio.  In my short article “Microphone Strategies for Recording Video for Oral Histories” published on Oral History in the Digital Age my bias for the [...]

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 [...]

Reminder of the Importance of Metadata

We now have over 9,000 oral histories at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, where we take great care to curate these treasures.  Recently, I was going through a box [...]

Oral History and Video: Shallow Depth of Field

As high-end video technologies become more and more affordable, oral historians are now able to create a video “look” that was once reserved for cinematographers and professional videographers.  In photography, I have always loved pictures of [...]

Informal Survey: Streaming Oral Histories

I am putting together a list of options for audio and video streaming oral histories and I am trying to get a sense for who is using what and if you are happy (with your streaming service). [...]

Audio for Video Oral Histories

Lately, I have been thinking a great deal about video, quality and affordability as I look for ways to achieve optimal video recording for affordable prices.  High quality cameras are affordable and easy to use now [...]