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This workshop explores the archive as a medium by looking at technical solutions to how making digi-tally stored lifestories accessible for research, culture, community-building and so on. The workshop will also discuss ethical aspects of both making accessible and protecting the content of an archive, and is a time to reflect on the question: Why gather? These questions will be explored in relation to the OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) open software, and Doug Boyd’s experiences from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd PhD is the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. Boyd envisioned, designed, and implemented OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), an open-source digital tool that synchronizes text with audio and video online. Boyd is the co-editor of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement, and he is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. Boyd is a recent president of the Oral History Association (USA), and, in 2019 Boyd received a Fulbright Scholars Research Grant to collaborate with the National Library of Australia on innovative access to online oral history.

Register by email to Robert Nilsson Mohammadi

Join through Zoom (you'll get a link when you register) or in person at Orkanen Library (room OR:C526)