February 24, 2021

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 […]

New Video: Lorcan Dempsey's "Reconfiguring Library Boundaries" Presentation

Lorcan Dempsey is a Vice President and Chief Strategist at OCLC Research. From a Blurb on the OCLC Web Site In this 43-minute video, Lorcan Dempsey talks about how libraries are changing in the network environment, how they are organizing their services and how they are relating to other services in a Webscale world. He […]

U.S. Congress: THOMAS Adds Direct Links to House Committee Hearings

From the In Custodia Legis Blog: In the same Current Activity box in the top right of the THOMAS homepage where we added (app) after Congressional Record Latest Daily Digest, there is now a link for House Committee Video.  There is a list of committees to select from.  On a committee page, either the live stream will […]

New Report/Statistics: The State Of HTML5 Video

From a Report by LongTail Video: HTML5 has entered the online video market, which is both exciting and challenging for developers in the industry. With both the HTML5 specification and the various browser implementations in constant flux, we at LongTail Video spend a signficant amount of time understanding the limitations of the technology, testing playback […]

Canada: University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Welcome $1.7M Videomatica Film Collection

From UBC: An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and […]