Featured OHMS — 15 April 2013

The Nunn Center’s OHMS system was recently featured in the article OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History For Free, by Doug Boyd appearing in Volume 40, Issue 1 of the Oral History Review.  Here is an abstract to the article:

A recent effort at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries has sought to make using oral histories online more efficient and fluid. The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), a web-based system, provides users with word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or index, connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online. This article reflects on the creation of OHMS and recent attempts to address its two original shortcomings: its inability to handle untranscribed interviews and its incompatibility with archives beyond the Kentucky Digital Library.

To view OHMS in action:

OHMS Viewer: synchronized transcript

OHMS Viewer: interview index

OHMS Viewer: synchronized transcript + interview index

 

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