Re: ideas on a media technology presentation

Gary Handman (
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 15:39:43 -0800 (PST)

Rebecca (et al) the risk of clogging everyone's mail box, I'm forwarding a=20
list of interesting digital library/new media web sites which may be=20
useful in addressing the brave new world...

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Digital Library and Digital Video Web Sites

Video in K-12: Beyond the VCR

=09An excellent outline of traditional and emerging classroom technologies

Video on the Web (article from DV Magazine by Linda Weinman)

Frequently Asked Questions About Video on the Net

A list of questions compiled by netvideo (a commercial provider)=20
regarding video and its commercial applications on the net.

Multimedia File Formats on the Internet: Movies

An excellent introduction to digital movie formats, hardware and software=
requirements from a book

An Introduction to Digital Libraries

An overview of the digital library concept by Chris Kliewer

Links to Digital Library Programs

International Index to Digital Library Initiatives

UC Berkeley Digital Library Sun Site

Description of Berkeley=D5s digital library initiatives and links to=20
significant digital library collections and resources

UC Berkeley Multimedia Research Center

Carnegie Mellon Informedia Multimedia Library

Informedia is a researchinitiative at CarnegieMellon University f=09
undedby the NSF, DARPA,NASA and others, thatstudies how =09
multimediaDigital Libraries can beestablished and used.Informedia is=20
building amultimedia library thatwill contain over athousand hours of=20
digitalvideo, and audio, images,text and other relatedmaterials. The=20
Informedia library is populated by automatically encoding, segmenting and=
indexing data. Research in the areas of speech recognition, image=20
understanding and natural language processing supports the automatic=20
preparation of diverse media for full-content and knowledge-based search=20
and retrieval.=20

The Library Channel

The MIT Media Lab=D5s vision of the digital library future.

The MIT Media Lab proposes a four-year research program on digital=20
libraries, with six strategic corporate partners (providing 200%=20
cost-sharing), three world-renowned archives and publishers, and the=20
Harvard Law School.

Digital libraries demand universal access. The specific research projects=
proposed here target critical obstacles to this end, from collecting and=20
refining a wealth of analog and digital information; to managing=20
deposits, withdrawals, intellectual property issues; to the mechanisms=20
for content-oriented manipulation of information within Media Banks.

Results from these efforts will be combined in the third year, resulting=20
in the fourth year in a nationwide launch of a pilot Library Channel=20
parts of which will be accessible to all Americans in continental USA. A=20
Digital Library Consortium is proposed to carry the work forward into=20
public service.

The Library Channel is the natural extension of the public library in a=20
global, digital medium. To an individual in a livingroom, library=20
information may come passively, in the form of satellite-broadcast=20
bitstreams of alerts and advertisements of new deposits or services; or=20
it may comeon-demand, as an interactive stream that can be searched by=20
direct query or by indirect correlationwith other incoming information or=
entertainment channels. We intend the Library Channel to be an enriching=20
part of normal life: integral in the home or workplace, and as easy to=20
use as watching TV.

The Digital Video Library System: Vision and Design=20

Research paper from the First Annual Conference on the Theory and=20
Practice of Digital Libraries, which describes the design of a Digital=20
Video Library System(DVLS) suitable for storing, indexing, searching, and=
retrieving video and audio information and providing that information=20
across the Internet or the evolving National Information=20
Infrastructure.To be an effective library, users need to be able to find=20
the video segments they want. Realizing this goal will require=20
ground-breaking research into automatic content-based indexing of videos=20
that will significantly improve the users' ability to access specific=20
segments of interest with videos. In our approach, videos, soundtracks=20
and transcripts will be digitized, and information from the soundtrack=20
and transcripts will be used to automatically index videos in a frame by=20
frame manner.This will allow users to quickly search indices for multiple=
videos to locate segments of interest,and to view and manipulate these=20
segments on their remote computer. While this technology wouldbe=20
applicable to any collection of videos, we will target educational users,=
providing teachers withthe ability to select segments of nature and/or=20
current events videos which complement their lessons.=20

(Also see a description of the VISION digital video library prototype=20

An Iconic Visual Language for Video Annotation

Probably too technical and wonky for most humans to plow thru, this=20
paper does raise some interesting questions and problems regarding ways=20
in which large digital collection of video can be notated or indexed to=20
allow effective access to content.

MPEG Video Archives

Samples--big and small--of MPEG-encoded moving image files (to get an=20
idea of what video currently looks like on the web)

Rob's Multimedia Lab (sponsored by The Association for Computing=20
Machinery, University of Illinois)

All kinds of sample files and information regarding multimedia on the=20
net--verrrry cool!

Plug-ins for video/audio