Oral History in the Digital Age

August 24, 2015

Please join us for a workshop on collecting, editing, preserving, and disseminating oral histories in a digital environment.

The workshop will be led by nationally recognized expert Doug Boyd, and hosted by Troy Reeves, Head of the Oral History Program at UW-Madison.

Boyd is Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. He led a team that created, designed, and implemented the open source software OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) to synchronize audio and video with text keywords and transcripts.

The workshop will focus on the collection of oral histories, including technical, ethical, and legal issues. We will delve deeply into the possibilities for sharing oral histories digitally and online. Also, we will provide time before, during, and after for questions.

Sponsored by the UW Madison Oral History Program; Wisconsin Historical Society; UW Madison History Department; Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures; Design Lab; UW Madison’s School for Library and Information Studies; the Center for the Humanities; Mellon Workshop in Sound Studies; UW Madison Archives; and UW Madison Libraries.