The paper will focus on a project at Kent State University using a local oral history digital collection. The project displays the potential of how the application of an additional layer of geospatial information into an existing digital collection can improve user access and provide alternate methods to browse material (geographically). Transcriptions from the May 4 oral history collection at Kent State University were analyzed and tagged at any point there was a mention of one of the location points of interest. A new website was created where oral histories could be browsed using a historical map from the time period (spring 1970). This paper will outline the project and provide some initial steps for other institutions to begin such a project.
Virginia Dressler, "Mapping Oral Histories: Augmenting Digital Audio Collections with GIS" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2020, 2020, pp 88 - 91, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2020.1.0.88