[Videolib] Drum roll, please: the MIC site is now LIVE!

Jane Johnson (jdj@ucla.edu)
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 19:40:10 -0800

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I am pleased to announce that the MIC: Moving Image Collections portal is
now live and ready for review and comment from the archival moving image
community: http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu. MIC is built on a portal structure,
to customize information for its diverse audiences. Choose a portal to find
resources and perform more complex searches for moving images (Collections
Explore) and organizations (Archive Explore).

We continue to welcome entries for MIC's Archive Directory, an international
online guide to moving image repositories. Whether you are a moving image
archive, or simply hold a few film titles as part of a larger general
collection, we invite you to register your organization with MIC. By
listing your institution, you join a groundbreaking initiative to provide
access to moving images worldwide, and contribute to further collaboration,
research, and mentoring in the archival moving image community. Any
institution or individual holding archival moving image materials is
eligible for a Directory entry. To complete an Archive Directory form with
contact information, services and collection descriptions, and cataloging
and preservation activities, go to the MIC site and choose 'List your
Archive' under MIC Spotlight, or click here: http://mic.u.washington.edu.

Please take a look around, let us know what you think, and have fun! We
welcome and appreciate your comments and questions. Please send them to
mic@loc.gov. Thank you!

All best,
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Jane D. Johnson
MIC Project Manager
Library of Congress
jjohnson@loc.gov
(732) 828-8918

Visiting Scholar
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
(732) 445-5904
(732) 445-5888 (fax)

MIC: Moving Image Collections
A Library of Congress-AMIA Collaboration|
http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu

_____________________________________________________________

Moving Image Collections (MIC, pronounced 'mike') is an integrated online
catalog of moving images, with an archive directory and links to resources
on moving images and moving image preservation. It is designed to
facilitate collaborative cataloging, preservation, exhibition, and
digitization activities, and includes these features:

a.. Union catalog of moving images held by a variety of organizations,
including libraries, museums, archives and television broadcasting
companies, including films, videos, and digital streaming video
b.. Searchable directory of organizations with moving image collections.
c.. Portals for archivists, educators and other communities
d.. Resources about moving images and moving image preservation for
archivists, educators, and the general public
e.. Search displays combining information about services and access to
collections with title information
A cataloging utility and user-defined dynamic portals are in development.

MIC is a collaboration between the Association of Moving Image Archivists
(AMIA) and the Library of Congress. It receives funding from the National
Science Foundation and is a participant in the National Science Digital
Library. Alpha implementer sites, all with significant moving image
collections in analog and digital format, include the Library of Congress,
Cable News Network (CNN), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies,
National Geographic Television, National Library of Medicine, Northeast
Historic Film, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Pacific Film Archive,
the Peabody Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Prelinger
Collection at the Internet Archive, ResearchChannel, the Smithsonian
Institution, and Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

The Library of Congress will host MIC. Developer sites are Rutgers, the
State University of New Jersey, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the
University of Washington.

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I am pleased to announce that the=20 MIC: Moving Image=20 Collections portal is=20 now live and ready for review and comment from the archival moving image = community: http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu. = ; MIC is=20 built on a portal structure, to customize information for its diverse=20 audiences.  Choose a portal to find resources and = perform=20 more complex searches for moving images (Collections = Explore)=20 and organizations (Archive Explore).  =
 
We continue to welcome entries for = MIC's=20 Archive Directory, an international online guide to moving image=20 repositories.  Whether you = are a=20 moving image archive, or simply hold a few film titles as part of a = larger=20 general collection, we invite you to register your organization with = MIC.  By listing your institution, = you join a=20 groundbreaking initiative to provide access to moving images worldwide, = and=20 contribute to further collaboration, research, and mentoring in the = archival=20 moving image community.  = Any=20 institution or individual holding archival moving image materials is = eligible=20 for a Directory entry.  To = complete an=20 Archive Directory form with contact information, services and collection = descriptions, and cataloging and preservation activities, go to the MIC site and choose 'List your Archive' = under MIC=20 Spotlight, or click here: http://mic.u.washington.edu.=20
 
Please take a look around, let us know = what you=20 think, and have fun!  We welcome and appreciate your comments and=20 questions.  Please send them to mic@loc.gov.  Thank=20 you!
 
All=20 best,

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Jane D. Johnson
MIC Project=20 Manager
Library of Congress
jjohnson@loc.gov
(732) 828-8918 =

Visiting Scholar
Rutgers, the State University of New = Jersey
(732)=20 445-5904
(732) 445-5888 (fax)

MIC: Moving Image = Collections
A=20 Library of Congress-AMIA Collaboration|
http://mic.imtc.gatech.edu

_____________________________________________________________

Moving Image = Collections (MIC,=20 pronounced 'mike') is an integrated online catalog of moving images, = with an=20 archive directory and links to resources on moving images and moving = image=20 preservation.  It is designed to = facilitate=20 collaborative cataloging, preservation, exhibition, and digitization = activities,=20 and includes these features:

 

  • Union=20 catalog of moving images held by a variety of organizations, including = libraries, museums, archives and television broadcasting companies, = including=20 films, videos, and digital streaming video
  • Searchable=20 directory of organizations with moving image collections.=20
  • Portals=20 for archivists, educators and other communities
  • Resources=20 about moving images and moving image preservation for archivists, = educators,=20 and the general public
  • Search=20 displays combining information about services and access to = collections with=20 title information

 A cataloging = utility and=20 user-defined dynamic portals are in development. 

 

MIC is a = collaboration between=20 the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Library of=20 Congress.  It receives = funding from=20 the National Science Foundation and is a participant in the National = Science=20 Digital Library.  Alpha = implementer=20 sites, all with significant moving image collections in analog and = digital=20 format, include the Library of Congress, Cable News Network (CNN), = Fortunoff=20 Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, National Geographic Television, = National Library of Medicine, Northeast Historic Film, Oregon Health and = Sciences University, Pacific Film Archive, the Peabody Collection at the = University of Georgia Libraries, the Prelinger Collection at the = Internet=20 Archive, ResearchChannel, the Smithsonian Institution, and Wisconsin = Center for=20 Film and Theater Research. =20

 

The Library of = Congress will host=20 MIC.  Developer sites are = Rutgers,=20 the State University of New Jersey, Georgia Institute of Technology, and = the=20 University of Washington.  =

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