[Videolib] digital video interest group?

Judith Thomas (jthomas@virginia.edu)
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:09:48 -0400

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I've been meaning to ask this question for ages, and now, on the eve
of ALA, it seems like a good time...

Does VRT or the videolib community include any kind of a 'digital
video interest group' or 'digital initiatives sub-committee' or some
such entity? If so, could someone tell me how to join? If not,
would anyone be interested in participating in such a group? The
discussions on videolib regarding technical specs, delivery
environments, digital asset management, tools and techniques are
fascinating, but I would love to be able to sit down with like-minded
colleagues at ALA or other venues and discuss targeted topics,
perhaps even to define a library research agenda for digital
video. I'm also an AMIA member, and that group does have a large
and flourishing digital initiatives committee, but I seem to be one
of the few media librarian-types in that group, and I'd welcome the
chance to have these discussions in a library as well as an archival
setting.

So...if there's already such an interest group, where do I sign up?
If not, would anyone like to help me start one, or be interested in
participating in any capacity?

Judith Thomas
Robertson Media Center
University of Virginia Library
(434) 924-8814
jthomas@virginia.edu

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I've been = meaning to ask this question for ages, and now, on the eve of ALA, it = seems like a good time...

Does VRT or the videolib = community include any kind of a 'digital video interest group' or = 'digital initiatives sub-committee' or some such entity?=A0 If so, could = someone tell me how to join?=A0 If not, would anyone be interested in = participating in such a group?=A0 =A0The discussions on videolib = regarding technical specs, delivery environments, digital asset = management, tools and techniques are fascinating, but I would love to be = able to sit down with like-minded colleagues at ALA or other venues and = discuss=A0targeted topics, perhaps even to define a library research = agenda for digital video. =A0 =A0I'm also an AMIA member, and that group = does have a large and flourishing digital initiatives committee, but I = seem to be one of the few media librarian-types in that group, and I'd = welcome the chance to have these discussions in a library as well as an = archival setting. =A0 =A0

So...if there's already = such an interest group, where do I sign up?=A0 If not, would anyone like = to help me start one, or be interested in participating in any = capacity?


Judith = Thomas
Robertson Media Center
University of Virginia = Library
(434) 924-8814
jthomas@virginia.edu


= --Apple-Mail-167-142042374-- VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.