May 16, 2022

Multimedia Search: A New, Cool, and Useful Early Prototype From JSTOR Labs: “Interview Archive”

From a JSTOR Lab Blog Post by Alex Humphreys:

This prototype includes all 19 uncut interviews filmed for King in the Wilderness – interviews with civil rights leaders like John Lewis and Marian Wright Edelman, who made history alongside Martin Luther King. Each video interview is synced with a full transcript. As you watch, you’ll see contextual topics appear next to the video. Click on these for quick background information from Wikipedia, to find other mentions of the topic in the Interview Archive, or to find articles and chapters in JSTOR and images from Artstor related to the topic. We are excited by this ability to deep-link the interviews both between themselves and with material outside of the Interview Archive, and just as excited by the promises of the underlying knowledge graph technology.

Direct to Interview Archive

Note From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor: Gary Price:

Open web-based audio and video can go easily unnoticed and unused by researchers because for any number of reasons including, as you might guess, discovery (of the material itself as well as what was spoken, seen, etc. in the stream or file).

Multimedia material can contain information, opinions, commentary not available anywhere else. So, making this massive and rapidly expanding universe of material more easily discoverable and usable for researchers is a challenge that must continue to be undertaken.

With that in mind, kudos to Alex Humphreys and the entire JSTOR Labs team on today’s release of the “Interview Archive” prototype. Take a look and share your feedback with JSTOR Labs.

Finally, the content that you can search and view using the Interview Archive is, by itself, worthy of notice and use.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.