[Videolib] In the news: Google Video

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:55:57 -0600

Check out Google Labs latest search - Google Video.
It's still in Beta testing, but according to the description, it's
designed to search for recently aired television programs.


About Google Video

Our mission is to organize the world's information, and that includes
the thousands of programs that play on our TVs every day. Google Video
enables you to search a growing archive of televised content -
everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows.

Just type in your search term (for instance, ipod or Napa Valley) or do
a more advanced search (for instance, title:nightline) and Google Video
will search the closed captioning text of all the programs in our
archive for relevant results. Click on a program title on your results
page and you can look through short snippets of the text along with
still images from the show. Visit the "About this show" side panel to
learn when this show will air next.

Right now we're just testing this product, so you'll find programs only
from a limited number of channels, which we've been indexing since late
December 2004. You can expect to see more and more content as we
continue to add new channels.
Search for programs from a variety of channels including:
KQED * NBC (KNTV) * Fox News C-SPAN2

* San Francisco Bay Area stations

Our mission is to give viewers complete access to public affairs
programming and we are committed to use new technologies to enhance the
value of our services. This partnership with Google further demonstrates
how new technologies will expand our audience and make it easier to
conduct online searches of our content for information most relevant to
- Brian Lamb, C-SPAN Chairman and CEO

Barb Bergman
Media Services Librarian
Minnesota State University-Mankato
(507) 389-5945

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