This post is the sixth in our Digital Archives Internship series (also tagged as Archiving the Death Penalty), where TAVP interns publish their reflections processing the TAVP collection. Check back for new posts in the series.
Typing and Syncing and Saving, Oh My!
by Jessica Rubio
Entering what feels like another stage of this internship with TAVP, I've begun working on online, more public tasks that are housed on the Human Rights Documentation (HRDI) website, sponsored by the University of Texas Libraries. A software program called Glifos hosts the interview transcription, table of contents, metadata and other featured content. Even though the program requires some tinkering at times and can be time-consuming, it is much easier to understand and use than I initially expected it to be. Like anything, though, the system can be frustrating to use.
One of the most important tasks is to sync all sections of the transcript to the digitized video, so that a researcher or general viewer can jump to any section at any given time. In order to sync a particular moment in the transcript to the words spoken, you must click the clapper (see circled button on the screenshot below) at the precise moment in the tape. This task requires patience, and, unfortunately, sometimes requires multiple attempts.
a "behind the scenes" look at the Glifos software