OHMS Webinars February 2023: Registration Open

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Announcing three upcoming webinars, Introduction to OHMS (February 1, 2023), OHMS: Next Steps (February 2, 2023), and Integrating OHMS and Omeka (February 3, 2023). These online webinars feature various aspects of OHMS (the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), ranging from just getting started, beginning new indexing projects, or even launching a new Omeka exhibit/site using the OHMS plugin suite. OHMS provides a free solution for enhancing access to online oral history. These webinars are designed for individuals or institutions at different stages of their OHMS workflows. 

OHMS will undergo a major upgrade in March 2023. The Introduction to OHMS and OHMS: Next Steps webinars will feature a preview of the exciting and powerful integration of the OHMS Application into the Aviary platform. 

Introduction to OHMSOHMS: Next Steps, and Integrating OHMS and Omeka are each 2.5 hour webinars that will be hosted utilizing Zoom. You must register for the webinars using Eventbrite. The registration fee is $39 for each webinar. In order to register, click on the link below for the webinar you plan to attend. You will be directed to Eventbrite to submit your registration. These webinars are hosted via Zoom; however, you will receive all of your ticket information and links to the webinar through Eventbrite. You may be asked to set up a free Eventbrite account in order to access the webinar page and your personal “join now” link. Save your original Eventbrite email.

Webinar: Introduction to OHMS

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST: Click on the link for more details and to register

Webinar participants will get a comprehensive introduction to OHMS and its capabilities, then focus in on the process of getting started using OHMS, the creation of new records, synchronizing transcripts, and indexing interviews, as well as the installation and configuration of the OHMS Viewer. The webinar will discuss both practical strategies for integrating OHMS into archival workflows and the utilization of OHMS by oral history projects outside of the archive. Finally, the webinar will look at different implementations of OHMS and provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions. 

Webinar: OHMS Next Steps

Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST: Click on the link for more details and to register

OHMS Next Steps is a webinar designed for those who want more in-depth practical training, as well as an opportunity to explore more advanced features and workflows. Registrants will participate in a full training session on indexing oral history interviews and synchronizing oral history transcripts. In addition to indexing and synchronization, topics will focus on the batch importing of metadata, the new auto-synchronization feature for importing transcripts with embedded time code, the bilingual capabilities of OHMS, the creation of thesauri for indexing, and the implementation of the new project management capabilities. The webinar will provide a space for workshop participants to discuss and to ask questions. 

Webinar: Integrating OHMS and Omeka

Friday, February 3, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST: Click on the link for more details and to register

This webinar (taught by Doug Boyd and Janneken Smucker) explores how to integrate the OHMS plugin suite with Omeka to create a powerful discovery and user experience for online oral history collections.  By displaying the OHMS Viewer within an Omeka item, users can conduct a text search of interviews, finding corresponding moments in an online audio or video file. By integrating the OHMS Viewer with Omeka Classic, users can search interview indexes and transcripts across entire collections. Following a brief overview of OHMS and a detailed exploration of Omeka, workshop participants will learn about installing, configuring, and deploying Omeka and the OHMS plugin suite. Instructors will present sample Omeka sites utilizing the OHMS plugins as well themes that are optimized for use with the OHMS Viewer. Additionally, workshop participants will explore workflow strategies and more advanced aspects of creating an Omeka site utilizing the OHMS Viewer.