Re: ideas on a media technology presentation

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 15:39:43 -0800 (PST)

Rebecca (et al)

Again...at 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
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

Digital Library and Digital Video Web Sites

Video in K-12: Beyond the VCR
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/RSE_Pres/RSE.Pres.1.html

=09An excellent outline of traditional and emerging classroom technologies

Video on the Web (article from DV Magazine by Linda Weinman)
http://galileo.dv.com/Mag/Oct95/WebF/Web1.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Video on the Net
http://www.netvideo.com/faq.htm

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
http://ac.dal.ca/~dong/movies.htm

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

An Introduction to Digital Libraries
http://www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca:80/~kliewerc/digital.html#digital

An overview of the digital library concept by Chris Kliewer

Links to Digital Library Programs
http://www.ut.ee/~erkki/books/digital_library.html

International Index to Digital Library Initiatives
http://ai.iit.nrc.ca/II_public/Digital_Libraries/projects.html

UC Berkeley Digital Library Sun Site
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/

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

UC Berkeley Multimedia Research Center
http://www-plateau.cs.berkeley.edu/bmrc/index.html

Carnegie Mellon Informedia Multimedia Library
http://www.informedia.cs.cmu.edu/

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=
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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
http://clark.lcs.mit.edu/LC.html#2.1

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=
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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=
=20
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
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/DL94/paper/gauch.htmlA=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=
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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=
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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,=
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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
at: http://www.tisl.ukans.edu/~sgauch/vision_proto.html)

An Iconic Visual Language for Video Annotation
http://www.nta.no/telektronikk/4.93.dir/Davis_M.html

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
http://www.eeb.ele.tue.nl/mpeg/index.html
http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/rml/Mpeg/

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)
http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/rml/

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

Plug-ins for video/audio
http://home.netscape.com/comprod/products/navigator/version_2.0/plugins/aud=
io-video.html