Multilingual Access Strategies for Oral Histories: Creating Indexes with OHMS

Description: 

In this session, Teague Schneiter, Sr. Manager of Oral History Projects at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Oral History Projects Dept.; Brendan Coates, Sr. Archivist of the Oral History Projects Department at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Jon Ille, Archivist at Little Big Horn College; and Tim Bernardis, Librarian at Little Big Horn College, discuss how accessing oral histories online can be a tool in promoting the survival of Indigenous languages and culture. The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), a free and open-source tool, enables archivists to create access points for audiovisual material through time-stamped transcripts, indexes, and annotations. Viewers will gain an understanding of the foundational knowledge of how to index digital audio or video recordings and apply context-specific indexing to collections. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019. 

The implementation shown in this presentation is a proof of concept exploration. At this time, there is no development underway to formally integrate OHMS and Mukurtu CMS. 

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