Technology for Oral History

Basic explanation of the various technologies used in the creation, processing, analysis, and disclo- sure of Oral History recordings.


Software used in OH-projects

An overview of different software packages that can be used for creation, transcription, correction and disclosure of OH-documents.


Collection of manuals, blogs, and showcases about the use of Search-, AI- and HLT-software in Oral History projects.


Overview of excisting OH-projects where different types of technology were used for various stages of the projects.


Here AV-files can be submitted for automatic transcriptions, translations and human-made corrections.


Oral History

Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audio or video recordings, or transcriptions of planned interviews.

These interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations. Oral history strives to obtain information from different perspectives and most of these cannot be found in written sources. Oral history also refers to information gathered in this manner and to a written work (published or unpublished) based on such data, often preserved in archives and large libraries.[1][2][3][4]

The term is sometimes used in a more general sense to refer to any information about past events that people who experienced them tell anybody else,[5][6] but professional historians usually consider this to be oral tradition.