Webinar: Introduction to OHMS, February 1, 2023

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Webinar: Introduction to OHMS, February 1, 2023

A comprehensive introduction to OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), and a preview of the new version of OHMS launching in 2023.

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) is a free and open source web-based system designed to enhance access to online oral history. OHMS connects the textual search term in a transcript or an index to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview. Now being utilized by institutions and individuals around the world, OHMS was designed to be an easy-to-use solution that can be implemented using a variety of content management systems, from Wordpress or Omeka to more complex digital library platforms. From the beginning, OHMS was designed with simplicity, affordability, and sustainability in mind, providing individuals and institutions with a powerful option for enhancing online access to oral history. OHMS will undergo a major upgrade in March 2023. This webinar will feature a preview of the exciting and powerful integration of the OHMS Application into the Aviary platform.

Webinar participants will get a comprehensive introduction to OHMS and its capabilities, then focus in on the process of getting started using OHMS, the creation of new records, synchronizing transcripts, and indexing interviews, as well as the installation and configuration of the OHMS Viewer. The workshop will discuss both practical strategies for integrating OHMS into archival workflows and the utilization of OHMS by oral history projects outside of the archive. Finally, the workshop will look at different implementations of OHMS and provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions.

This webinar is hosted via Zoom; however, you will receive all of your ticket information and links to the webinar through Eventbrite. You may be asked to set up a free Eventbrite account in order to access the webinar page and your personal "join now" link. Save your original Eventbrite email.

The webinar will be led by Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries. Boyd is an international expert on oral history, archives, and digital technologies who envisioned, designed, and implemented OHMS.