OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) inexpensively and efficiently enhances access to oral history by providing users with 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.
OHMS is an open source, web-based application designed to improve the user experience you provide for oral history, no matter what CMS or repository you use. There are 2 main components of the OHMS system
OHMS Application: The OHMS application is where the work is done. This is the back-end, web-based application where interviews are imported, and metadata is created. In the OHMS application transcripts are time-coded and/or interviews are indexed. Upon completion, the interview record (including the synchronized transcript and/or time-coded index) are exported as an XML file. When located on a web server, the OHMS XML file is what interfaces with your content management system through the OHMS Viewer.
OHMS Viewer: The OHMS viewer is the user interface of ohms. When an interview is called by the repository, the OHMS viewer loads, calling select interview level metadata and the intra interview level metadata created in the OHMS Application from the corresponding xml file.