Since many people are working from home these days, I am getting a lot of questions about working with different aspects of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), ranging from just getting started, beginning new indexing projects, or even launching a new Omeka exhibit/site using the OHMS plugin suite. OHMS provides a great work-from-home platform, so I thought I would offer three OHMS webinars for individuals at different stages of their OHMS workflows.
Webinar: Introduction to OHMS
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT) (Click on the link for more details and to register)
Webinar participants will get a comprehensive introduction to OHMS and its capabilities, then focus in on the process of getting started using OHMS, the creation of new records, synchronizing transcripts, and indexing interviews, as well as the installation and configuration of the OHMS Viewer. The webinar will discuss both practical strategies for integrating OHMS into archival workflows and the utilization of OHMS by oral history projects outside of the archive. Finally, the webinar will look at different implementations of OHMS and provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions.
Webinar: OHMS Next Steps
Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT) (Click on the link for more details and to register)
OHMS Next Steps is a webinar designed for those who want more in-depth practical training, as well as an opportunity to explore more advanced features and workflows. Registrants will participate in a full training session on indexing oral history interviews and synchronizing oral history transcripts. In addition to indexing and synchronization, topics will focus on the batch importing of metadata, the new auto-synchronization feature for importing transcripts with embedded time code, the bilingual capabilities of OHMS, the creation of thesauri for indexing, and the implementation of the new project management capabilities. The webinar will provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions.
Webinar: Integrating OHMS and Omeka
Friday, April 17, 2020 (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT) (Click on the link for more details and to register)
This webinar (taught by Doug Boyd and Janneken Smucker) explores how to integrate the OHMS plugin suite with Omeka to create a powerful discovery and user experience for online oral history collections. By displaying the OHMS Viewer within an Omeka item, users can conduct a text search of interviews, finding corresponding moments in an online audio or video file. By integrating the OHMS Viewer with Omeka Classic, users can search interview indexes and transcripts across entire collections. Following a brief overview of OHMS and a detailed exploration of Omeka, workshop participants will learn about installing, configuring, and deploying Omeka and the OHMS plugin suite. Instructors will present sample Omeka sites utilizing the OHMS plugins as well themes that are optimized for use with the OHMS Viewer. Additionally, workshop participants will explore workflow strategies and more advanced aspects of creating an Omeka site utilizing the OHMS Viewer.