[Videolib] Survey

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 05 May 2005 08:48:25 -0700

>Hi all

I'm sending this along for your consideration.


>Dear VIDEOLIB and VIDEONEWS list owners,
>I have recently joined these listservs and I am working on a project
>creating a free and open source toolkit for building web-based digital
>video libraries. We believe it will be of interest to many on the
>We are conducting a survey and would like to post the message below.
>While the list guidelines do not prohibit this type of posting, we would
>like to ensure that our message would be appropriate for the list. Please
>let us know if we may proceed. Thank you in advance for your response.
>Proposed post
>Subject: Open Video Digital Library Toolkit Survey ­ win Amazon gift
>[This announcement posted to several lists. Please excuse any
>Do you have a digital video or moving image collection that you’d like to
>make available via the Web? Are limited technology or financial resources
>holding you back? The Open Video Digital Library Toolkit
>(http://www.open-video-toolkit.org) may be the solution for you, but we
>need your help.
>The Toolkit is based on the Open Video Project
>(http://www.open-video.org/), a digital video repository/library which has
>received many requests from organizations wanting to build something
>similar for their own use. Simmons College and Northeast Historic Film
>have received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and
>Library Services to create a collection of template files, documentation
>and tutorials (“the Toolkit”) to enable libraries, museums and other
>organizations with limited resources to easily make their moving image
>collections available via the Web. The Toolkit will be created with the
>open source platform of Apache, MySQL, and PHP and will be available free
>of charge.
>In order to ensure that the Toolkit is designed to effectively serve the
>organizations that need it most, we are conducting a survey of potential
>implementers of the Toolkit.
>If you have been considering building a digital video library, please
>respond to our 20 questions, which can be completed in approximately 20
>You can complete the survey anonymously, or you can submit your contact
>details to be kept informed of the progress of the Toolkit, potentially
>participate in a pilot project, and be entered in a drawing to receive one
>of two $25 amazon.com gift certificates!
>To learn more about the Open Video Digital Library Toolkit and complete
>the survey:
>Thank you in advance for your assistance, and we look forward to helping
>you make your moving image collections more accessible.
>Caryn L. Anderson, BSc, MLS
>Project Consultant, Open Video Digital Library Toolkit, Simmons College
>Project Coordinator, ERUS (E-Resource Usage Statistics), Simmons College
>Associate, Lee Mizell Consulting (http://www.leemizell.com)
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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