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Title:Oral History Interactives: Going beyond the Interview to Create Multimedia Experiences
Authors:Ty Pierce, Phil Sager
Type:Paper
Publication:MW2015: Museums and the Web 2015
Year:2015
Abstract:

The power of oral history lies in its ability to turn an event or topic into a personal experience between two people: the interviewee and the user. Digital oral history collections, however, are usually presented as a long-form video and a separate transcript or index document. This disconnect between the transcript document and the audio/video recording makes for a disjointed and time-consuming user experience, undermining the potential of oral history to connect users with historical narratives.

This paper accompanies a how-to session that gives an overview of the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer and the work the Ohio History Connection’s Multimedia Services team has done to create a new distribution platform for "Oral History Interactives." It discusses the challenges of producing high-quality oral histories and the additional challenges of producing them as interactives, and gives workflows developed to meet these challenges. This include such topics as on-location scanning, portable studio setups for artifact photography, and efficient ways to collect narrative descriptions to use as metadata.

Link:https://mw2015.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/oral-history-interactives-going-beyond-the-interview-to-create-multimedia-experiences