I sat down with Samantha Snyder, a Student Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, to talk about her work. From time to time, the UW Archives has students test various voice recognition programs, and for the last few months Samantha has been testing the software program Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This is an innovative way of processing oral histories, so we were excited to hear how it was going.
I found this to be an interesting article, mainly because it provided information of how technology is helping to curate content and convert content into something different. Long ago in ancient history, stories (content) were passed along through oral storytelling until writing was created to retain the information. This seems like a 21st century way of making that transcription into viable content that will be more exact and retained longer.
Read this, and let me know what you think. Do you think it impacts how content is retained? Put your comments below.