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Workshop: Oral History - The Nuts and Bolts

Everything you need to start your own oral history project for no or at minimal cost.

Transcriptions Options

If you are going to do transcriptions, software will vastly cutdown on your biggest time investment.  For every hour of audio, this equals approximately 5 hours of transcription time with the software.   There are many options and all of them have free trials.  Some are for a week, some are for a certain amount of time.  

Transcription Software: Descript

Transcription Software: Trint

Trint is the software Penn State Altoona uses for their transcription.  Our personal experience is that it is easy to use and intuitive.  You can try Trint free of charge for 7 days to see if it is worth it to you. Trint is pricey.  It is around $60 a month.  You can purchase by the month.   

Here is a quick intro to Trint.