Ashelee and I presented a poster detailing our findings and ideas from working with digital oral histories and the underlying metadata and workflows they entail. While this poster really focused on challenges with presenting a single-sense object in a multimedia format (visual and aural), we received a lot of questions on the overall collection process and how to begin the dialogue of presenting oral histories in a digital collection. To supplement our poster, we made a website that expanded on some of the questions and challenges in the poster, defined more clearly what some of the background and framework looked like, and provided viewers with a process breakdown that would allow them to be able to assess their own oral history collections and identify resources needed to use the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) tool we had selected.
Overall, NCLA was a really enjoyable and educational experience, and I look forward to using some of the information gleaned from presentations and presenters in my job. Now, to practice a Tidying Up and Calming Down tip: I hear my timer going off!