Oral History Librarian Judy Sackett and Oral History Archivist Kopana Terry’s article, “Making Oral History Interviews Accessible at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History,” will be published in the summer issue (volume 80, number 3) of Kentucky Libraries. The article, which is based on their earlier presentation at the Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, will also be available online.
Sackett and Terry provide an overview of the rich oral history resources available at the Nunn Center and describe the latest technological developments that have improved access to the center's collection of nearly 10,000 interviews. Thanks to the Oral History Metadata Synthesizer (OHMS), developed in-house, a growing number of audio and video interviews are indexed and available immediately from the SPOKEdb database. Access to interviews not yet online may be requested through SPOKEdb and will be provided electronically.