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Re: The average number of interviews other institutions do a year

Hi Wendy,

Since your question involves quantitative analysis of oral history workflow, I felt I should chime in! I'm sure you will get a variety of responses depending on the composition of each oral history center and their policies regarding transcripts. I have a general hourly cost schedule I use for the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, but I tried to adapt it a bit for a one-person shop. Here are the results:

Calculations are in hours, and standardized for a one-hour interview:

Fortunoff Video Archive Uses OHMS on 1,000 Interviews

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University asked me to announce that it has completed metadata synchronization for over 1,000 tapes of testimonies from Holocaust survivors in six languages, including Yiddish, Hungarian, and Flemish.  The OHMS workflow used by the Archive was designed in fall 2015 by Rebecca Hirsch, the Fortunoff Project Manager.  Using videos hosted on Kaltura, she supervises seven students and one part time para-professional emplo

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