OHMS Workshop


Oral History Master of Arts, Columbia University

Workshop leader: Janneken Smucker, jsmucker@wcupa.edu

October 12, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Please bring a laptop and headphones.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to get started using OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), an open source, free, web-based tool for syncing oral history audio with metadata, images, and GPS coordinates in order to provide access, discoverability, and interpretation. OHMS allows an end-user to search the interview’s metadata and optional transcript in order to find an exact moment in the audio.

This hands-on workshop will focus on creating an OHMS repository, syncing transcripts, indexing interviews, and sharing indexes through the OHMS viewer and a content management system such as WordPress or Omeka.

OHMS was developed by the Louie B. Nunn Center at the University of Kentucky. For a general introduction to OHMS, as well as detailed tutorials and documentation, go to www.oralhistoryonline.org.

Workshop Agenda

5:00 Overview of OHMS
5:15  DIY OHMS?
5:30 Setting up the repository in the OHMS application
5:45 Indexing (try it yourself at https://ohms.uky.edu/)
6:30 Break
6:45 Preparing and Syncing Transcripts
7:15 Exporting Index and Connecting to OHMS Viewer
7:30 Embedding the OHMS Viewer
7:45 New Features and Coming Soon…


Examples of OHMS in Action