Posts Tagged ‘transcription’

The Case for Transcription

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Here you can read a thought provoking article about the need for more transcription in our increasingly media-laden world. Mike Bergelson of Cisco points out the productivity boons made possible through integrated transcription of conferences, lectures and videos.

With the amount of audio and video available on the Internet, in particular, there certainly exists a lode of text waiting to be made available to search engines, to be made more accessible to all and to be made more useful. It will be interesting to see who unlocks this resource and how they do it.

Guide to Interview Techniques

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Study of History and Memory at Indiana University has a well done guide to oral history techniques which I think well reproduces what I’ve seen out of the best interviewers we’ve transcribed. Their site also has informed consent and deed of gift forms you can use, not to mention their own collection of oral history projects and interviews. This is definitely worth a read.

Transcription Software

Monday, February 1st, 2010

At Wordsworth Typing and Transcription Services we have been doing electronic transcription since 2000. That entire time we have made use of the fantastic transcription software provided by NCH Software. Express Scribe is provided free by NCH Software, but is part of a suite of other programs useful for dictation, audio conversion, video conversion and much, much more.

Express Scribe provides features that are essential for doing transcription work, even including such bonuses as audio processing to make difficult files easier to hear.

You can find their Express Scribe software at this link and a list of their many other software products for businesses, musicians, schools and personal use at this link.

Qualitative Data Analysis resources

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The Online QDA site has a very detailed guide to QDA (qualitative data analysis) for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced researcher. Information on approaching a research project down to the nuts and bolts of using CAQDAS (computer assisted qualitative data analysis) packages.

Many of our customers run our transcripts through CAQDAS after we produce them. This guide can certainly help you out, especially if you are new to the process. Please read about our transcription services, we are accustomed to producing transcripts in whatever format you need for your data analysis.

Transcribing from Wax

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Ediphone

An interesting piece of history, here is the equipment we would be using for dictation and transcription if we were back in 1916, when Thomas Edison coined the term Ediphone for his dictation equipment. Quite a bit bulkier than what we have now, but not altogether different. The Ediphone recorded onto wax cylinders which would then be delivered to the typist to be replayed and transcribed.

The Ediphone