Category Archives: Interactive Transcripts

Trump’s Showdown Goes Interactive

I’ve written previously about PBS FRONTLINE’s Putin Files, which are interactive transcripts of all the source interviews that went into the documentary Putin’s Revenge. The source interviews are shareable by…

InSite Update: A Better Index

We’ve added a better index to the InSite interactive transcript system that powers Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History website. From the Living History front page, click Interviews. This will take…

InSite Update: More Interactive Pages

We enabled interactive pages as part of the InSite system a little while back. InSite is a workflow and open source publishing system that makes audio and video easier to…

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…