January 27, 2021

New Video: The British Library Takes a CT Scan of Europe’s Oldest Intact Book

A new video from The British Library online today. The St Cuthbert Gospel, the oldest intact European book, underwent a CT scan to reveal more information about its structure. This video, produced by Christina Duffy, Imaging Scientist at the British Library, shows the manuscript, its wooden boards, the cords which lie under the raised frames […]

Video: LibValue Project Workshop: “Undergraduate Student Success”

The embedded video is a recording of the the first LibValue workshop that took place on February 14, 2013. Five more workshops are scheduled this year. What is the LibValue Project? The LibValue project is a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries […]

33 Digitized Historic Audio and Video Recordings Added to Online Archive of California and Calisphere

From a California Digital Library Announcement: CDL is pleased to announce the recent addition of 33 digitized sound and video recordings to the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, as part of a pilot project to investigate hosting and providing access to A/V media. These recordings were digitized by the California AudioVisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), […]

FCC Chairman Thanks Libraries For Role in Digital Literacy

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.”

A Video Introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center

Released today by HT along with HathiTrust December 2012 Update. HathiTrust Research Center Web Site The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face […]

The Top 10 Web Brands, Video Destinations, and Apps of 2012 (U.S.)

New year-end rankings from Nielsen. Smartphone owners became the majority of mobile phone users for the first time this year, growing from 49 percent of mobile subscribers in Q1 2012, to 56 percent by Q3 2012. Mobile app usage also continued to grow. Among the top 10 mobile apps, Twitter was the fastest growing Android […]

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 […]