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OHMS: Oral History Metadata Synchronizer
"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 oral history online. OHMS provides users word-level search capability and a time-correlated transcript or indexed interview connecting the textual search term to the corresponding moment in the recorded interview online"
history  oral  digital-humanities  tool  transcription  sharing  research-data 
october 2015 by tsuomela
Rediscovering Literacy
"I used to think that the terseness of written language through most of history was mostly a result of the high cost and low reliability of writing technologies in pre-modern times. I now think these were secondary issues. I have come to believe that the very word literacy meant something entirely different before around 1890, when print technology became cheap enough to sustain a written form of mass media."
history  literacy  oral  culture  transmission  diffusion  sophistication  language  thinking 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Scholar denies oral roots of fairy tales | Books | guardian.co.uk
"It has been said so often that the folk invented and disseminated fairy tales that this assumption has become an unquestioned proposition. It may therefore surprise readers that folk invention and transmission of fairy tales has no basis in verifiable fact," she writes in her new book, Fairy Tales: A New History.
literature  history  criticism  fairy-tale  story-telling  oral  16c  culture  writing 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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