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Seminar – Intellectual Property (IP) and Copyright – sponsored by the Bureau of Educational Research and the Office of Technology Management

Please read below for a great opportunity to learn more about intellectual Property and Copyright WHERE: Room 242, Education Building WHEN: Wednesday, December 5 12:00 – 1:00 PM PRESENTERS: Yzzer Roman, MBA Candidate An MBA candidate with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, Yzzer worked for over 7 years in building design industry prior to […]

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UCLA Athletics Deploys New Archive Workflow Solution

UCLA Athletics Deploys New Archive Workflow Solution — Campus Technology. Here’s a very interesting article about a university losing valuable media due to a less than comprehensive archiving strategy. This is a critical area the library working on with support of the CME. Phase One of the Media Census, the first stage of getting a […]

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A Bit Off of the Beaten Path: DIY Gramophone

This caught my eye while flipping through my RSS feeds. While not terribly practical it is a fun looking project for the vintage audio folks amongst us. Basically it’s a cool deco looking base and platter  made of plywood with a folded paper horn. It a passive design and only uses electricity (battery or AC) to […]

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Do You Edit Video On the iPad?

If you have an iPad and have any curiosity in video (that would be you if you’re reading this site) you most likely have tried iMovie. It was nice but the interface bugged me a bit. However there’s a new option out there and it’s from AVID. Yes AVID. Engadget has a good write up […]

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Audio Compression

Understanding Audio Data Compression: MP3s, AACs, and more – From the Studio Basics Blog – Universal Audio uaudio.com by Daniel Keller on April 25, 2011 2:12:32 PM PDT http://www.uaudio.com/blog/understanding-audio-data-compression/ Love it or hate it, data compression (not to be confused with audio signal compression, which is a different issue) schemes like MP3, FLAC, AAC, and other […]

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Community Tour: NCSA’S Advanced Visualization Laboratory

CME member Jeff Carpenter is hosting a tour of amazing 3-D visualizations produced by the Advanced Visualization Laboratory on April 2 at 1p. The group will meet in the atrium of the NCSA building. For more information please see the website for NCSA’S Advanced Visualization Laboratory.

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Video-related Free Public Affairs Resources Available to Everyone on Campus

Joel Steinfeldt from Public Affairs presented vast collection of free multimedia resources his office offers to content creators at the January CME Community meeting. This session was well received and provided some excellent solutions to making your production have that official University of Illinois branding and identity. Below the resources are broken down into some […]

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University Policy On Multimedia Accessibility

As media creators we are bound by law to provide captioned, audio description for our video and audio productions. The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) states: The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with […]

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Upcoming Digital Copyright Talks: Kevin Smith, Duke University

Come and hear Kevin Smith from Duke University in two presentation on digital copyright. This event is by the Office of the CIO and the Library. Additional Information from eLearning@Illinois Blog Morning Talk: Copyright Issues in Teaching and Learning: the Digital Difference. Friday Feb 10th, 10am – 12 noon Venue: 3405 Siebel Afternoon Talk: Current […]

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Add Audio to Powerpoint

One of the oldest tricks in the book is adding an audio narration track to Powerpoint. While it can be done with a video editor and slide images this method does it right within Powerpoint.

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Stock Footage and Images at Illinois

At some point most staff that work with rich media need stock images, sounds, or video of the campus. Someone has what you need, but you don’t know it. Your current solution is to (1) go out and shoot some new content, (2) call someone you know, (3) Google “Illinois” and hope for a good […]

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Using Ensemble Video at Illinois

Ensemble is a video content management system that allows communicators to upload video files to the Web and easily share them with other campus units. Ensemble also makes it easy to archive and find videos posted by campus units and share them on iTunes U and social media networks. Public Affairs coordinates efforts for Ensemble […]

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Standards for Audio Description

Excellent overview of what “description” is and what it provides to blind of visually impaired viewers. http://www.dcmp.org/equalaccess/d.html Standards for description from the Described and Captioned Media Program: http://www.dcmp.org/descriptionkey/

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Standards for Captioning

Excellent overview of what captioning is and what it provides viewers. http://www.dcmp.org/equalaccess/c.html Standards for captioning recommended by our own Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES), the pioneers and leaders on our campus: From the Described and Captioned Media Program: http://www.dcmp.org/captioningkey/

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Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA)

Link to the homepage of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA). As content creators we must follow. Get active and join the CME working groups. Come to our monthly meetings to find out more. See the EVENTS page for more details.

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Online Course on Audio Description

Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal – ON-LINE! And FREE! Note: While this option should not be construed as a substitute for a face-to-face training, it may be helpful for some people. Audio Description is a literary art form. It’s a type of poetry-a haiku. It provides a verbal version of the visual-the visual is […]

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Site for Those Interested in Formats

Sustainability of Digital Formats – Planning for Library of Congress Collections The Digital Formats Website provides information about digital content formats. The analyses and resources presented here will increase and be updated over time. The compilers, Caroline R. Arms and Carl Fleischhauer, invite feedback on the content.

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CME Steering Committee Release “Vision”

In December the CME Steering Committee, at the request of IT Leadership from both the campus and the University, released a vision document that described steps to raise multimedia to an enterprise supported service. This new vision provides direction and identifies needs for storage and distribution, catalog, accessibility, and content creation. The first few sentences […]

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CME Large Group Meeting Jan. 10, 2012

Josh Harris will provide the main event for the meeting. Josh will present on the next phase of the media census related preservation topics. Additionally Joel Steinfeldt from Public Affairs will provide an overview of some the resources available at Public Affairs for use by the campus media community. Finally John Tubbs will give an […]

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