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Video Tutorials Related to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

Narrated Video Tutorials

Differences in text search between match all, match any, and match on a phrase (3 minutes)

Map search (to city, state, country) (2.5 minutes)

Tag search (to inferred tags) (3 minutes)

Search in search, and Great Story (2.5 minutes)

Search filters by gender, birth year, etc. (2.5 minutes)

About The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is available to registered users through The HistoryMakers website. Questions on this particular archive can be addressed to info@thehistorymakers.com. The help files linked here are used, though, across a number of different corpora. Features may not be available in certain corpora, e.g., map search in particular.

Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.

The interface was originally developed and refined via NSF-funded digital video library work at Carnegie Mellon University under the Informedia research team. See foundation work for more historical context on the development.

Thank you.

Julieanna Richardson, Executive Director, The HistoryMakers

Michael Christel, Principal Investigator, NSF research project "III-CXT: Enhancing Digital Video Libraries through the Evaluation and Transition of Automated Techniques for Visual Processing, Indexing and Access"