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OHMS Viewer


The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries has created a web-based, system called OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) to inexpensively and efficiently enhance access to and discovery of oral history online. The OHMS system provides users word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or index connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online. The OHMS system is free and open-source and currently being used by over 100  archives in six different countries.

For more information about using or implementing OHMS for your institution, visit the OHMS website at

To learn more about OHMS:

(Article) OHMS: Enhancing Access to Oral History for Free, by Doug Boyd, Oral History Review 40 (1):95-106.

(Tutorial) Indexing an Interview in OHMS: An Overview, Doug Boyd, Danielle Gabbard, Sara Price, and Alana Boltz