Category Archives: Interactive Transcripts

Reaching Into a Webpage

Ever want to point someone not just to the top of a web article, but to a particularly good quote – or even several? I’ve done a lot of thinking…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 3)

Here’s another quote playlist from the Putin Files that resonates with what’s going on today. The Putin Files are the interactive source interviews from the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Putin’s Revenge,…

Annotating the Web

I had a great time at the I Annotate 2018 conference last week. Here are slides and notes from my talk: The InSite System: Enabling Transparency with Searchable, Shareable Interactive…

The Interview Report

The Interview: A Report is up in the Our Research section of Duke Universities Rutherfurd Living History site. The report details the interviews we did with journalists and the logic…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative, (part 2)

In part 1, I dug through the interactive transcripts in the Rutherfurd Living History archive for quotes from as long as 37 years ago that resonate today. It’s also informative…

Making History More Accessible…
and Sometimes Stunningly Informative (part 1)

One aim of interactive transcripts is to make history more accessible, and thus more informative. An oral history collection is a snapshot of a given person at a certain point…

Captions versus Transcripts:
It’s all about portions and waypoints

Captions reside at the bottom of a video and show what’s being said in short bits. Transcripts also show what’s said, but let you see more text at once. At…

Rutherfurd Living History Update – Search!

Here’s an update about the work I’ve been doing with Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. We’ve been working for the past couple of years on better…

The InSite System:
Interactive transcripts shareable at the sentence level

For the past three years I’ve been working with the folks at Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy to make temporal media – in this case oral…

Putin gets the Interactive Transcript Treatment

I’ve been working with with PBS FRONTLINE to enable its Putin Files interactive transcripts project. The system is based on the InSite system that we developed for Duke University’s Living…