Announcing upcoming webinars providing a comprehensive introduction to OHMS:
The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) is a free and open source web-based system designed to enhance access to online oral history. OHMS connects the textual search term in a transcript or an index to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview. Now being utilized by institutions and individuals around the world, OHMS was designed to be an easy-to-use solution that can be implemented using a variety of content management systems, from WordPress or Omeka to more complex digital library platforms. From the beginning, OHMS was designed with simplicity, affordability, and sustainability in mind, providing individuals and institutions with a powerful option for enhancing online access to oral history.
Workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop will look at different implementations of OHMS and provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries. Boyd is an international expert on oral history, archives, and digital technologies who envisioned, designed, and implemented OHMS.
Introduction to OHMS is a 2.5 hour webinar that will be hosted utilizing Zoom. You must register for the webinar. The registration fee is $39. In order to register, click on the link below for the webinar you plan to attend. You will be directed to Eventbrite to submit your registration. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with webinar details.