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InSite System

Direct Links – With or Without Text

Posted September 10, 2019 by Kim Patch

We’ve made an incremental improvement to the open source interactive transcript system behind Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History site. You’ve always been able to share the text of a quote plus direct link to that quote. Now it’s a bit easier if all you want to do is grab the direct link. The share dialog that pops up when you select text in an interactive interview now gives you four […]

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Using InSite to Illustrate a Video

Posted by Kim Patch

Once we built the open source InSite system and started using it, it became obvious that the technology has uses beyond enabling the interactive interview transcripts that are central to the Duke Living History site. One thing we’ve been talking about is using an interactive transcript to illustrate a video, or give a guided tour. I’ve now got an example of this – it’s a short interactive video I made […]

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Welcome

Posted by Kim Patch

Welcome to the Rutherfurd Living History blog! The Living History site is repository of oral histories in the form of interactive transcripts. The Living History blog showcases the interactive transcript system and the ways we’re using it to tell stories. For instance, in the post “Institutions Need to Be Pushed”: An Oral History of the Allen Building Takeover Sarah Xu and Rachel Rubin step the reader through what happened at […]

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