Reasons for consideration:
The funding request focuses almost exclusively on those transcriptions, understanding that they are the current barrier to publication on an open platform, as well as to access for the hearing impaired or for people who may have better reading than listening knowledge of English. Transcriptions can also provide additional searching and digital scholarship opportunities for researchers, and support additional use of these recordings in instructional settings. This proposal is particularly timely, as Latino USA celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. In recognition of this milestone, the Benson has been working to make all 35 episodes from Latino USA’s first year of production available, plus an additional 65 episodes requested by Latino USA to support their anniversary programming. Transcription of these episodes is complete as of this proposal, and metadata creation is underway. This effort is enabling us to test and refine 3 workflows for transcription, metadata creation, ingestion, and publication, so that the workflows and tools needed to provide access to the remaining 160 episodes will be in place before the start of the grant, enabling smooth progress toward grant deliverables.
Latin American and Latina, Radio Broadcasts