October 31, 2014

FCC Chairman Thanks Libraries For Role in Digital Literacy

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski recently released a YouTube video thanking the nation’s librarians for their service, and describing libraries as “a vital partner to the FCC in one of our central missions: closing the digital divide and making sure every American can access the opportunities of broadband Internet.”

Netflix Surpasses Apple to Take Lead in U.S. Online Movie Business in 2011

From the IHS Suppli Data Announcement: Riding a tidal wave of growth for subscription video on demand (SVOD), Netflix Inc. in 2011 surged past Apple Inc. to become the largest U.S. online movie service in revenue terms, according to a new IHS Screen Digest Broadband Media Market Insight Report from information and analytics provider IHS. […]

New National Archives Video Gives an Inside Look at the Volunteer-Supported Civil War Widows’ Pension Digitization Project

From a NARA News Release: A team of more than 60 volunteers led by professional staff at the National Archives has crossed the 100,000 mark in a project to digitize Civil War widows’ pension files and is featured in a new National Archives video short. The National Archives holds 1.28 million case files of the […]

View Online: The Mike Wallace Interview (1957-1958), 65 Programs Available

Video of the interview series hosted by the late Mike Wallace are available via the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 65 programs  are available for online viewing. Each program includes a text transcript. The Mike Wallace Interview ran from 1957 to 1960, but the Ransom Center collection includes interviews from […]

Now Available: Video of 9th Columbia University Libraries Symposium

Videos from the symposium were made available online a couple of days ago. “New Models of Academic Collaboration” was the title of the event that took place on March 23, 2012. From the Columbia U. Calendar Description Promo: Research Libraries are discovering the value of collaboration among and within institutions. As these collaborative models evolve, […]

Online Educational Video: A Look at the Wonderful WatchKnowLearn

Here’s a link to a Search Engine Land article written by INFOdocket’s Gary Price. The article provides an overview of  WatchKnowLearn, an constantly expanding database of curated and FREE educational video aimed at K-12 educators and students but also of value to all lifelong learners. Gary is a contributing editor at Search Engine Land. Direct […]

Columbia University Libraries Releases Intro Video to CLIO Beta Library OPAC

A 1:26 promo video was posted on YouTube earlier today. Direct to CLIO Beta (http://cliobeta.columbia.edu). The CLIO Beta Blog points out that Version 4.0 of the OPAC was also released today. From the FAQ: CLIO Beta is based on the open-source Blacklight search and discovery engine in use at many peer institutions including Stanford, University […]

U.Va. Library's New Streaming Oral History Project Tells the Legal Story of the Civil Rights Struggle

From U. Va. Today: In March 1985, civil rights leader and former Howard University president James M. Nabrit did an extended interview for an oral history project led by then-University of Virginia English professor William Elwood. Cigar in hand, Nabrit – a former NAACP lawyer who worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to fight segregation […]

Original Content: University of California and YouTube Partnering to Launch UCTV Prime

From a UC News Release: On March 1, University of California Television (UCTV) will launch a new YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, the first university-run channel to be included among YouTube’s new production partnerships with recognizable brands like the Wall Street Journal, Madonna and TED. Each week, UCTV Prime will debut 15 minutes of fresh […]

Video Search: Vimeo Adds Options to Browse and Limit Search Results to Search Creative Commons Licensed Content

From a CC Blog Post by Jane Park: We were thrilled when Vimeo enabled the CC license suite in July of 2010; we are even more thrilled that the Vimeo team has since recognized the community’s needs to easily discover high quality CC-licensed videos. Blake Whitman, Vimeo’s VP of Creative Development, says, “We know the […]