Monday, September 26, 2016

Doug Boyd gives keynote at Library of Congress for the American Folklife Center

Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, gave a keynote lecture in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress for the American Folklife Center’s symposium “Collections, Collaborations and Connections.”

The topic, “Accessing Online Oral Histories,” highlighted the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, the open source and free system developed by the Nunn Center for enhancing access to online oral history; the Nunn Center’s model workflow, ethics and privacy issues pertaining to online access to oral history; as well as providing a snapshot of the state of the field with regard to challenges and solutions facing archives with oral history collections.

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