Streaming Media

Abstract

Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement, the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, has been seen by millions since its PBS debut in 1987. However, what remains unseen is the nearly 85 hours of interview outtakes that provide further insight into the series’ original stories of struggle, resistance, and perseverance. Through the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington University Libraries has made the complete, never-before-seen interviews and TEI XML encoded, synchronized transcripts freely accessible through its newly developed Hydra digital repository.

This session will provide focuses on the development of workflows, metadata management, and the related challenges of implementing large-scale digitization projects, including digitization specifications, technical decisions, quality control, metadata creation, and Hydra implementation.

Type of Proposal

Presentation

Proposal Category

Systems, Workflows, General, Workflows, Metadata, General, Presentation, Systems, Programming/Development

Keywords

Hydra, Synchronized transcripts, Interviews

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn of workflows associated with this digital project, lessons learned by speakers throughout the year-long project, including how those lessons will inform on future projects.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

 
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Eyes on the Prize: Delivering archival content with synchronized transcripts in Hydra

Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement, the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, has been seen by millions since its PBS debut in 1987. However, what remains unseen is the nearly 85 hours of interview outtakes that provide further insight into the series’ original stories of struggle, resistance, and perseverance. Through the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington University Libraries has made the complete, never-before-seen interviews and TEI XML encoded, synchronized transcripts freely accessible through its newly developed Hydra digital repository.

This session will provide focuses on the development of workflows, metadata management, and the related challenges of implementing large-scale digitization projects, including digitization specifications, technical decisions, quality control, metadata creation, and Hydra implementation.