Recently I was asked by Mike Casey, head of the Media Preservation Initiative at Indiana University, to write a guest piece for the media preservation blog at IU. My post, published a few weeks back, is part of a series of guest posts on the new trend in media preservation programs at academic libraries. Also [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s note: In what has been described as a major victory for the digital humanities, a federal court earlier this month ruled against the Authors Guild in favor of the HathiTrust, a massive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a partnership of more than 60 academic institutions, [...]
IU sound media historian Patrick Feaster’s find in stacks at Wells Library could represent oldest record in world. Watch the video.
From the Chicago Tribune: YouTube is exploring selling subscriptions to access to some of its video offerings, potentially providing a way for certain cable channels to be available outside the traditional “bundles” offered by cable network providers, said YouTube boss Salar Kamangar. More
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 [...]
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 [...]
More at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-illinois-eavesdropping-law-20120508,0,2406008.story
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Working alongside scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California and specialists from the Library of Congress, curators and researchers at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have successfully played back some of the earliest audio recordings in the collection. Testing groundbreaking digital techniques on some of Alexander Graham Bell’s earliest audio [...]
Take a look at the News Bureau’s preview of Ebertfest 2012
Below find an alphabetic roster of Video Channels from various groups across campus.
Digitized from 35mm original negatives and release prints dating back to the first decade of the 20th century, these unedited sequences were shot for feature films but never used. Studio librarians saved them for use in future productions, and now you can download and use them yourself in a variety of formats, including 720p HD, [...]
AMD invests in video communications startup Nuvixa; company founded by Illinois faculty and students
Venture Beat (San Francisco, March 5) — Advanced Micro Devices has made an investment in video communications startup Nuvixa. The company is investing in Nuvixa so that the startup can continue work on its StagePresence video presentation tool, which extracts a human presenter from any background and embeds him or her in a digital desktop [...]
Faculty and staff members and students at the UI now have 24/7 online access to 12 discipline-specific video collections, which together include more than 10,000 full-length streaming videos — all cross-searchable from a single interface. See what’s in the collection.
An opinion piece from the Daily Illini that explains the importance to students of being able to “attend” a conference via video capture: http://www.dailyillini.com/index.php/article/2012/02/video_lectures_uses_extend_past_classroom
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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/
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.
Videoconferencing Facilities on Campus (Updated on Jan. 13, 2012) Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs provides videoconferencing service. Call 333–6634 or visit http://online.engineering.illinois.edu/ NCSA provides videoconferencing services. Users can contact eventservices at ncsa.illinois.edu or make a request here: http://events.ncsa.illinois.edu/ ‘Service descriptions and more information’ http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/AboutUs/Facilities/events.html Chemistry has videoconferencing facilities. (contact wallbaum at illinois.edu) Psychology [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]