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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Dr. Doug Boyd speaks at Personal Digital Archiving 2016
Dr. Doug Boyd
On May 12, 2016, Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History delivered the keynote address at Personal Digital Archiving 2016, a conference hosted by University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Boyd spoke about recent innovations at the Nunn Center and the impact of digital technologies on oral history in the archive. Specifically, he discussed new developments to OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), the free, open source system that makes online audio and video searchable, and the development of Exactly, a tool designed to safely transfer born-digital material to the archive. Both are free open-source tools that were developed by the Nunn Center and UK Libraries.