Workshop leader: Janneken Smucker, email@example.com
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.
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/)
6:45 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…
- OHMS User Guide
- Using OHMS to Index Oral History: A Detailed Tutorial (video)
- Installing the OHMS Viewer (with instructions for the “config” file)
- Reclaim Hosting — Recommended web host with one click installation of OHMS viewer, WordPress, Omeka, and many other platforms.
- Doug Boyd, “OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History for Free,” The Oral History Review 40, no. 1 (Winter/Spring, 2013): 95–106.
- Doug Boyd, Danielle Gabbard, Sara Price, and Alana Boltz. “Indexing Interviews in OHMS: An Overview,” in Oral History in the Digital Age, edited by Doug Boyd, Steve Cohen, Brad Rakerd, and Dean Rehberger. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2014.
- Oral History in the Digital Age
- Smucker, Janneken, Doug Boyd, and Charles Hardy III. “Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North.” Oral History in the Digital Age, 2017.
- Sample embed code for OHMS viewer.
Examples of OHMS in Action
- Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia
- Quilters S.O.S. — Save Our Stories
- Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations
- March on Milwaukee Civil Rights Oral History Project
- Staring out to Sea: Stories of Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Shore
- War Memories: Intergenerational, Intercultural Oral History Project
- Brooklyn Historical Society Oral History Portal
- Bilingual index!
- see more here…