Columbia Center for Oral History, the Oral History Master of Arts, and the Digital Humanities Center Presents:
Search, Explore, Connect:
Enhancing Access to Oral History
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
6pm – 8pm
523 Butler Library
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
The digital age has greatly enhanced opportunities and possibilities for a single oral history interview or project to be globally distributed and, potentially, have a major impact on the historical record. Doug Boyd will discuss new models for engaging and empowering users of oral history in a digital environment. He will also discuss the web-based, system OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) that inexpensively and efficiently enhances access to oral history online, created at the Nunn Center.
Doug Boyd Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. He is currently directing the IMLS National Leadership Grant OHMS: Enhancing Access and Discovery of Oral History Online and recently managed the Oral History in the Digital Age project, a national initiative exploring current best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories resulting in an online, open access publication containing over 72 essays.
For more information, please email Terrell Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org.