Re: [Videolib] In the news: Google Video

Gary Handman (
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:01:41 -0800

Check out the criticism of the google video

At 10:55 AM 1/27/2005 -0600, you wrote:

>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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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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