The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries has created a web-based, system called OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) to inexpensively and efficiently enhance access to oral history online. OHMS provides users word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or indexed interview connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online.
In 2011, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Nunn Center a National Leadership Grant to further develop their Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). The grant project is designed to prepare OHMS for open source distribution and to create compatibility between OHMS and other popular content management systems empowering institutions, both large and small, to provide an effective, user-centered discovery interface for oral history on a large scale.
OHMS is currently in development and testing using only grant partners at this time.
If you are interested in participating in the prototype phase of OHMS, contact Nunn Center director Doug Boyd.