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OHMS and Omeka: The OHMS Plugin Suite

This post is about the Nunn Center’s release of the OHMS plugin suite for Omeka that integrates OHMS (the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) and Omeka in several powerful ways. But first, some historical context. A BIT OF HISTORY When…

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, more than likely,…

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 we provide online…

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 audio recorder.  A…

Recording Phone Interviews

We now have amazing opportunities for conducting remote oral histories using a range of Internet-based tools like Skype or Google Hangout.  Through a webcam and a microphone, “face to face” or audio interviews via the Web are now quite…

iOS and iPhone Recording for Oral History

I commonly get asked about iOS and iPhone recording options for oral history, so I will be launching a series of posts reviewing several of these devices.  When recording oral histories, I strive to get the best recording possible.…

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 lapel microphones is…