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Online Doc VRT Now Showing@ALA Screenings

by Gisele Tanasse on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 02:33 pm

 

Annual is right around the corner!  VRT is sponsoring an inspiring and timely slate of Now Showing @ALA film screenings, from protest movements and radical video makers to accounts of American poverty from the inside:

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ ALA: Agents of Change (2016)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

 

Annual is right around the corner!  VRT is sponsoring an inspiring and timely slate of Now Showing @ALA film screenings, from protest movements and radical video makers to accounts of American poverty from the inside:

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ ALA: Agents of Change (2016)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Directed by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, 66 mins, co-sponsor California Newsreel

With Special Guest Speaker, Roderick Ferguson

Prof. of African American and Gender & Women’s Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Agents of Change examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses across the country that led to college protests during the 1960s. Reveals how unprepared these institutions were when confronted by demands for black studies programs, safer housing, fairer judicial proceedings, and changes to democratize the institutions. The film's characters were at the crossroads of change and controversy at a pivotal time in America's history.  

Post screening Q&A with Roderick A. FergusonProfessor of American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago and author of We Demand: The University and Student Protests published by UC Press.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 11:30AM - 1PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ ALA: Here Come the Videofreex! (2015)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Directed by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, 78 mins, co-sponsor Cinema Guild

Here Come the Videofreex! gives a first-hand account of a little known group of innovators, the Videofreex, a group of passionate young men and women in the 1960s who changed the nature of journalism through the power of portable video, forging a legacy that has evolved to become today's all-access media environment.  Don’t forget to get your evening tickets for the VRT Gala, Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World Not an ALA member? Make an account here to buy tickets OR if already registered for Annual, use the link in your confirmation email to add a ticket.

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1:30PM - 2:30 PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ALA: Long Story Short (2016)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Directed by Natalie Bookchin, 45 mins, co-sponsor Icarus Films

Long Story Short reminds all of us that living in poverty is a real issue for thousands of Americans. Over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy programs, and job training centers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area in Northern California discuss their experiences of poverty: why they are poor, how it feels, and what they think should be done about American poverty and homelessness today. Numerous interviews are stitched together to form a polyphonic account of American poverty told from the inside. MacArthur Grantee Natalie Bookchin, an artist whose work has been shown at the Pompidou Centre, the Whitney Museum and the Tate, uses the film to amplify the voices of the displaced and dispossessed. LONG STORY SHORT is included on the ALA VRT 2017 Notable Videos for Adults list.

 

Don’t miss the event of the season: VRT Gala!

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Advance Purchase $20; Day of Member $25; Day of Non-Member $30

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Tom Colley, Archive and Collection Manager at Video Data Bank, a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.   In conjunction with this event, all ticket holders will be invited to preview the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" online, courtesy of Cinema Guild.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am in room 181c in the West Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

To buy tickets after registering, use the link in your conference registration email.  Not attending ALA or not a member? Make an account here to buy tickets.

Can’t wait to see you this summer!

VRT 2017 Programming, Gala and Communications Committees

 

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Online Doc VRT 2016 Annual Executive Board Meeting Minutes

by Leigh Rockey on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 02:09 pm

Video Round Table (VRT) Membership and Executive Board Meeting

ALA Annual Convention

June 27, 2016

Orlando, Florida

 

Present: Brian Boling, Andy Horbal, Lowell Lybarger, Steven Milewski, Nell Chenault, Laine

Thielstrom, Michele McKenzie, Phil Hallman, Lorraine Wochna, Laura Jenemann, Rachel King,

Leigh Rockey (UVA-incoming secretary), Erin Miller (Univ of North Texas), Carlton Jackson

(Univ of Maryland), Howard Besser (later).

 

I. Call to Order

Video Round Table (VRT) Membership and Executive Board Meeting

ALA Annual Convention

June 27, 2016

Orlando, Florida

 

Present: Brian Boling, Andy Horbal, Lowell Lybarger, Steven Milewski, Nell Chenault, Laine

Thielstrom, Michele McKenzie, Phil Hallman, Lorraine Wochna, Laura Jenemann, Rachel King,

Leigh Rockey (UVA-incoming secretary), Erin Miller (Univ of North Texas), Carlton Jackson

(Univ of Maryland), Howard Besser (later).

 

I. Call to Order

President Brian Boling called the meeting to order at 8:50 am.

 

II. Roll Call

All the participants introduced themselves. We welcomed new VRT Secretary-elect Lee Rocky

and new participant Erin Miller.

 

III. Report from ALA Executive Board Liaison

The representative from ALA was not present at this time.

 

IV. Approval of ALA Midwinter 2015 minutes

Deferred to the August VRT Board meeting.

 

V. Member Reports

 

A. Treasurer report - Lowell Lybarger

$22,034 to begin

$2,002 from dues

$339 in expenses from April

$23,697 end total

Discussion:

There is a real need to create public awareness of ALA in order to sustain it and grow into the

future. The attendees numbers for the conference are down: 22,00 attendees in SF, only

16,000 in Orlando. The roundtables are doing well for ALA and that is one area of potential growth and

development in order to increase new participation. There are a lot of new ones so there will be

some interest in seeing if they continue to do as well. New programs and salary increases for workers are some new challenges faced by the

organization.

 

B. Website Report - Andy Horbal

Andy reported that Maureen Cropper will take over as the VRT webmaster as he begins the

duties of Vice Chair-elect. Maureen has been part of the Communications Committee for some

time and has been involved with the web previously so he is confident that this transition will be

a smooth one.

 

Discussion:

Michele suggested that a good point of comparison might be to take a look at the Asia Pacific

Libraries Association Roundtable/Division (APALA) site. This is not so much a hosting inquiry

but more for the design/structure that they might use as a point of inspiration. We might want to

find out why they choose what they did and how it’s working? At this point we have a bunch of pages, so using another host would allow us to delete the pages and maintain it more easily and update more frequently.

Question to explore: Can it be searchable on the ALA page?

So questions will have to be asked before going forward. These conversations will take place

throughout the year at the monthly meetings.

 

C. Communications Committee - Rachel King

It appears that Rachel and Maureen are both rotating off. They have been asked to do

interviews with some of the previous VRT members in order to provide an historical perspective.

Rachel  has just posted an interview she did recently with Gary Handman.

 

Discussion:

Nell has information regarding past chairs and galas and can offer that if it can be of help.

Rachel has not been able to get any photos. Nell said she has some photos from past galas

and can provide those too if needed. She has a VRT Box of information but will send it back.

Any current information should be sent to it. She also has some personal photos.

Laura suggested getting additional interviews from past members and that the History page on

the website might be a place for this.

Freedom to View is a previous session that we can be proud of and show how the group has

affected change in the past.

Lowell suggested we might want to promote how the group’s positions and activities can be very

positive. Since he joined, he has done things differently and participation and awareness of

how others do things has impacted him and his work positively.

Carlton suggest that he documents from public libraries might be useful for jogging memory of

past events. There were videos shot of previous Chairs although he has no knowledge of what

may have happened to them.

Michele suggests that doing a history is in order for the upcoming year. Perhaps looking in

American Libraries for previous information. There may be advertisements for Gala events.

Any selfies for this year’s mixer might be culled.

 

D. Membership Committee—Brian on behalf of Matthew Windsor

Matthew cannot continue due to job constraints. We will need to find a replacement.

Membership numbers appear to be down.

 

Discussion:

Nell suggested that the membership chair be part of the ALA New Members Round Table.

Michele reminded us that we should be reaching out to a more diverse group of membership

including Spectrum scholars and LGBT and that the various ALA programs are a way to reach

out.

Nell—we used to have more YOUSA (sp?) members. Also Maker Spaces members might be a

good target area for growth.

 

E. Program Committee—Laine Thielstrom & Steven Milewski

Laine and Steven reported that the programs offered by VRT during Annual went very well.

PARS went well and the instructional program was packed and they needed more chairs

Attendance number estimates breakdown:

43—B Movies

45—Section 108

83—Streaming Survey

140—Video Production

26—Publishing

 

Discussion:

It it clear that co-sponsorship is a good way to go in order to secure attendees and to make

people more aware of VRT and how it might relate to them, even if they didn’t think it might

initially.

Laine said she and Steven learned a lot during this process. One area in particular that can be

improved in communication with presenters regarding how they do their presentations and how

proposals are accepted. We need a better form for the proposal process and make suggestions

that presenters make more use of visuals during presentations. Perhaps a meeting should be

held prior to the session in order to discuss what we can expect and to strongly suggest that the

presenter use some kind of visual aids?

They will need to put out a call for new members.

Michele added that she did Now Screenings this year and is interested in possibly tying them

into the program committee. It’s not hard to do but it would be helpful to have this be an

ongoing part of the programming committee. Perhaps do three films per year on a regular

basis.

She added that Now Showing is an ALA sponsored event. You have to approach them and

suggest titles. But now that she has done it once, we know who to talk to, contacts, etc.

That can be included in the governance part and then passed on to the programming

committee. Perhaps it could be part of notables? Or at the very least one title from the

notables list might be included at Annual.

Brian asked: perhaps Michele could continue for the next year and help to shepherd them?

It was noted that about 65 people attended in total for the two screenings.

Michele suggests working with local filmmakers in order to avoid some of the costs associated

with ALA registration.

Lorraine—do the screenings have to be in the daytime?

Nell—we did have evening screenings previously.

Michele—will check and see if this is an option.

Brian—The Citizen Four screening with guest Glenn Greenwald was a successful

screening/programming tie-in

Michele—It is VERY expensive to do this kind of thing, particularly with skyping. ALA costs are

much higher than if one were to do this a one’s own institution.

Officially you are supposed to go through conference services and pay for this kind of service.

Andy—he was able to use google hangout for Scott’s involvement in the publishing presentation

and that worked out well. Something to consider.

 

F. Gala Committee Report - Lorraine Wochna

Lorraine began by indicating that she will need volunteers. She already has Julia Churchill,

Monique and Andy (who as vice-chair is automatically part of the committee). She does not have venue yet. She will start sending out “save the dates” soon. She is working with Video Data Bank. They are beyond excited to be working with us.

Video Data Bank is preserving the Videofreex collection so this might be a good tie-in. One of Howard’s students did her thesis on the Videofreex which lead to the preservation of this collection. Videofreexs were artists who took up video portapacks when this technology was first available. They moved to Lansdale, NY and got license for a local television station. They lived in a house communally and went out during the day and shot footage and then showed their stuff on local television.

Michele would like to do a Chicago focus. She has pitched a program called: A City of Broad Shoulders which is a focus on artists with Chicago focus.

SRRT—possible ACRL Arts and two possible cross-promotion and co-sponsoring partners is

another option.

They also suggested an archiving/preservation program as a second program.

So this could work as a Gala/Programming/Now Showing collaboration.

Museum of the Contemporary Art is a possible venue option. They do have in-house catering

and ease of use but it is higher cost.

The old main library (Cultural Center) and the Chicago Film Archive are possible venue.s

$3400 for the MCAC space.

 

Discussion:

Brian asked to begin an open discussion on ticket prices.

How would people feel about raising $5.00 prices?

SF expenses were almost $7,000.

Michele—perhaps change up the model which would really try to fill up a theater for the

programming rather than use this a “feed people” event. This includes two tickets that don’t

expire for the museum.

Video Data Bank can possibly take care of any honorariums for their artists.

We need to be clear on the number of comp tickets. Since this is a larger venue, this is less of

an issue. It can accomodate walk ups and comps. The comps were for sponsors and dvd

donations. This has not always been the case. Previously they were simply mentioned not

comped.

Lorraine would like to be finished with a proposal by the end of July.

Brian—let’s shoot for the August business meeting call.

 

G Notables - Brian on behalf of Linda Fredericksen

At this time, there are about 20 nominees. Please submit ideas if you have some suggestions.

The deadline is generally in late November/early December. The decisions are made at the

Midwinter meeting.

 

H. Nominations - Laura Jenemann

Nothing at this time because the positions are filled.

 

I. IFLA - Michael Miller or Deb B.

Nothing from either of them at this time.

 

VI. Ten Minute Break

 

VII. Old Business

 

A. Kino Scholarship

Only two applicants have applied for the Kino scholarship at this point.

There were some problems with the forms and some difficulties receiving materials from the

candidates.

 

B. VRT Publications

Andy believes that there is a specific need to produce materials intended for and to represent

media librarianship. One that is opened both for peer review and non-peer reviewed articles and

information. Andy is suggesting a kind of hybrid approach.

 

Discussion:

Rachel—it would be great to have something that we can call our own.

Consensus is this would have to be open access and multi modal

ALA has been encouraging publications so Andy is suggesting that we circle back and see what

guidance they can offer us is we are willing to go forward. Perhaps Matthew Windsor has a

contact?

Andy is willing to take this us as a vice-Chair project.

Nell—we did newsletters previously so maybe it could be a blend of this kind of thing.

Andy—maybe instead of occasional, it could be an annual.

Laine—pointed out the In Transition—the Society of Cinema and Media Studies approach.

 

VIII. New Business

 

A. Codifying rules for VRT/Vendor Relationships

Michele had proposed this discussion topic and since she had to leave, Brian is suggesting that

we delay this to the August meeting.

Nell—there is a vendor relations roundtable. Perhaps we can look at their website to see if

there is anything that might be helpful.

Nell—there has been separate membership fees for vendors.

 

B. Discussion of Copyright Office 108 meetings - Laura Jenemann

Laura asked if the group would like to submit comments on behalf of the upcoming

recommendations that are being suggested for discussion?

Discussion:

Andy--Should we wait to see what the recommendation are first? Carrie Russell has said that they

may have already made up their minds

July 7 is the deadline so there is very little time to respond.

Howard—the current commissioner of copyright has said that during her term, she wants to

rewrite section 108. ALA’s response has been that we don’t want this to happen during this

commissioner and during this current Congress.

The feeling is that we will likely lose ground rather than gain.

Much of the discussions have been private so there are a lots of suspicions and they very well

may have decided what they are going to do and the sessions are more or less a pro forma.

Nell—she spoke with Carrie Russell and she thinks we should submit but that they may want to trick us.

Carrie would not be submitting these and not through Carrie.

Nell spoke with Kathleen Delorenta from the Music Library Association (MLA) and she has many

similar concerns. They are planning on submitting a comment.

Laura—need to state something that is consistent with ALA.

Howard—in ten days, there is no way that we can come up with a proper consensus.

We might be able to come up with something related to the 3 copy rule.

Older video formats are automatically by their nature deteriorating.

In general, 108 has worked for us. We are concerned with the opening up of this section.

Andy—let’s go ahead and develop a statement for the next round

Laura—she would like to try and work on this and develop an end goal. She can offer a hard

number of unique vhs based on her study.

Andy--We agree with the Alliance that 108 works for us.

Nell—Use the VRT listserv as a platform for sending out a statement and see if we can can

support and assistance from members not a the meeting.

Laura—she likes the statement of support issue.

While we have issues with it, in general 108 has worked and we would continue to work on

clarifying where it doesn’t work

Howard—since there is so little time to do a really adequate job, perhaps we could suggest that

the statement is it’s on behalf of the board rather than the overall membership?

Nell—proposed that we put together a working group to develop a statement for the future and

that we contact the ALA to let them know that what we are doing. And not put this on the

website.

Laura—maybe work with AMIA as well as VRT membership?

Howard—as a founding member of AMIA’s copyright group, they have not supported an official

stance on this because of studio members.

Laura—would like to become involved if someone wants to head the committee.

Kathleen from the Music Library Association joined the meeting at 11:26 am

She presented a brief overview of MLA’s involvement with this issue:

MLA has already requested a meeting and has a phone meeting on July 12. On the meeting

request form, there is a comment form and they are encouraging individuals to add comments

about the lack of transparency and to push for a contractual override. That is something that

everyone agrees on. They are going to make sure they don’t lose access to fair use.

The upcoming deadline is not necessarily a deadline to submit changes but rather it is a

deadline to be able to request a meeting.

Discussion:

We need to parrot what the bigger ALA statements have been up until now.

They are turning to the content industry to see how the laws might be changed rather than the

library world.

They think that we don’t care and we need to make that clear that this not the case.

Faculty should be contacted.

Proposal—Send personal comments and Endorse the previously LCA proposed statement

would be at the least we could do.

Also--it would be helpful for us to make suggestion concerning what people say in the

comments box is helpful.

 

Howard—Motion

Task someone to write an email to the VRT membership list.

Include links to the previous email that went out.

Include statement that there is a lack of transparency on this issue.

Encourage that individuals write comments and send to them.

Encourage that we include statements that can help on the comments section.

Clarification: who is willing to do this?

Nell is willing to draft this and Howard will help.

Second motion by Andy

We are not available to meet at this time but that we endorse the previous letter of LCA support

We unanimously agree on the support.

Steve seconds motion.

Approved.

This will be an Adhoc committee for now.

 

C. New Business item

Howard informed the group that a digital content committee met and suggested that it extend

their charge to include discussion about audio visual materials. Digital content working group

has been working on ebooks for some time. There have been meeting with publishers to tell

them to get them to sell to us, opening them up so they can be read on different devices. Also

have model contracts.

This group looks like it might be willing to take on a common user interface.

What is on the table:

Extend deg & Jane’s study about how this material is used;

Some type of analysis of what our membership really wants;

Muscling the vendors;

Looking at the Netflix and Amazon streaming models and opening them up for library purchase

Working towards guidelines of streaming contracts.

Howard suggests that we form an adhoc committee to work on discussing some of these issues.

If we wait until Jim Neel becomes ALA President, then we lose time.

 

Discussion:

Good idea? Bad Idea? Priority?

Nell—suggested w look to journals for some licensing models.

Loraine—maybe get input from serials and collections people?

Brian—voiced concern is that same members who generally get involved in VRT activities will

also get involved in this so it would be helpful to seek out new, differentvoices. Perhaps get

some more student involvement?

The MLA rep asked: is there some way of collaborating?

Try to make a bigger broadbase voice.

Howard—if we can get a couple of people from this group to help with this to try and get a group

together.

Brian is willing to be the person as past chair.

Others voiced approval that we put a call to the membership on this topic.

Brian moves, Lorrain seconds the approval of Howard’s adhoc committee formation.

 

IX. Announcements

No new announcements at this time.

 

X. Adjournment

Brian thanked everyone for their contributions.

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Online Doc VRT Gala Tickets Going Fast!

by Gisele Tanasse on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 01:37 am

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Tom Colley, Archive and Collection Manager at Video Data Bank, a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.   In conjunction with this event, all ticket holders will be invited to preview the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" online, courtesy of Cinema Guild.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am in room 181c in the West Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

 For more info:  http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257947

 

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Online Doc VRT's Great Lineup of Video-Related Programs at ALA Annual: now with room assignments!

by Gisele Tanasse on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 01:19 am

ALA Annual in Chicago is rapidly approaching: don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs, running June 24th-25th... now with room assignments!

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

ALA Annual in Chicago is rapidly approaching: don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs, running June 24th-25th... now with room assignments!

Evening Ticketed Event:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location: Off Site, Gene Siskel Film Center

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

***Tickets are limited: please order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Member $25; Non-Member $30

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Tom Colley, Archive and Collection Manager at Video Data Bank, a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.   In conjunction with this event, all ticket holders will be invited to preview the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" online, courtesy of Cinema Guild.  This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am in room 181c in the West Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

 For more info:  http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257947

 

Daytime Programs:

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Video as Research Data:  Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation

(Co-sponsored by ACRL ANSS, ACRL DCIG and ALCTS Digital Preservation Group)

Location: McCormick Place, W175a

Videos are often taken as a part of scholarly research projects, yet this presents challenges for librarians who advise researchers on federally-mandated data sharing and storage. Participants will learn workflows they can assess against needs at their home institution. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261261

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

Filming Our Future: Growing a Video Production Niche in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

(LITA Program, co-sponsored by VRT);

  Location: McCormick Place, W185bc

For the past seven years the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library has found a niche in the community using the power of film and in 2016, the library’s Movie Club program was selected as one of YALSA’s Top Ten Summer Learning Programs. Learn how to make a positive impact in your community using film and creativity. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257863

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Community Partnerships and Digital Literacy through Public Service Announcements

(Co-sponsored by PLA, YALSA)

Location: McCormick Place, W175c
Libraries are increasingly finding ways to help their school-age patrons to communicate creatively and make a positive impact in their communities through video projects.  Representatives from the Carson City Library and School District share tips from their experiences helping high school freshmen create 60-second PSAs that raise awareness of social issues at their school. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261259

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos

(Co-sponsored by PLA, ACRL LMOIG)

Location: McCormick Place, W175a

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends, but what can online videos do to promote your library? A public library and a university library will both share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261260

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media? A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles

Location: McCormick Place, W175b                            

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media collections is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using NVIVO text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data to build departmental media resource use profiles. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261258

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preservation Showdown: Audiovisual Edition!

(ALCTS Program, co-sponsored by VRT)

Location: McCormick Place, W184d                             

Two teams will go head to head to debate the statement "The preservation of analog audiovisual media is the single most important preservation issue facing libraries (and archives and museums) in 2017." Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and the Video Round Table (VRT), bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257918

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library

(Co-sponsored by LITA)

Location: McCormick Place, W175c

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can spark creativity and transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators and active participants in their information environment. Join us as we guide you through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space and coaching users effectively to create amazing multi-modal works which can be showcased to promote and inspire more participation and increase support for high-impact programs. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260897

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM;

AMIA@ALA Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access

(Co-sponsored by AMIA, The Association of Moving Image Archivists)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Panel will discuss organizations acting as both archives and distributors of moving image materials. Attendees will learn about the challenges for media content providers that are also caretakers of their holdings; the difference between preservation and restoration of moving images; and the importance of preserving motion picture film and the projection experience. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260895

 

Now Showing @ALA:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 11:30AM - 1PM (Film Screening)

Now Showing @ ALA: Here Come the Videofreex! (2015)

Location: McCormick Place, W181c

Directed by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, 78 mins, co-sponsor Cinema Guild

Here Come the Videofreex! gives a first-hand account of a little known group of innovators, the Videofreex, a group of passionate young men and women in the 1960s who changed the nature of journalism through the power of portable video, forging a legacy that has evolved to become today's all-access media environment.  Don’t forget to get your evening tickets for the VRT Gala, “Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World” http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

For more info on other film screenings at ALA Annual 2017, including Agents of Change and Long Story Short, check out the complete Now Showing@ALA schedule.

 

Can’t wait to see you this summer!

VRT 2017 Programming, Gala and Communications Committees

VRT on Twitter  #ALAVRT  VRT on Facebook (with events for all VRT ALA Annual programs)

 

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Discussion Have you seen an amazing video lately?

by Katherine Perez on Thu, May 4, 2017 at 05:03 pm

Video Round Table Notable Films for Adults Committee Call for Nominees

Have you seen a fantastic film lately? We want to hear about it!

The VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee is accepting nominations for outstanding films. The Notable Films Committee selects up to 15 titles each year that represent the best films for libraries released in the past two years. 

Video Round Table Notable Films for Adults Committee Call for Nominees

Have you seen a fantastic film lately? We want to hear about it!

The VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee is accepting nominations for outstanding films. The Notable Films Committee selects up to 15 titles each year that represent the best films for libraries released in the past two years. 

The five categories of films that we consider for inclusion are Animation (non-feature length), Documentary/Educational, Personal Essay, Performance and Video Art and How-To or Instructional.

Titles must be nominated by librarians who are not affiliated with video producers or distributers, and who have viewed the film in its entirety.  

We need your suggestions!  If you would like to recommend a video, please read the criteria and selection procedures (http://www.ala.org/vrt/notablevideos/notablevideoscriteria) then fill out the suggestion form (http://www.ala.org/vrt/notablevideos/form)

You can also check out the 2017 Notable Films for Adults here!  

In 1998, the Video Round Table established the Notable Videos for Adults list, as a means of providing guidance to public and academic librarians involved in building dynamic and balanced video collections for an adult clientele. The list recognizes the growing number and enormous diversity of documentaries, educational and instructional titles, and performance works for adults available. Each year a committee comprised of VRT members selects the best fifteen educational, performance or how-to titles released during the previous and current calendar years. The committee makes its selections during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the list is published in the March issue of Booklist.

Thank you! 
Kati Perez, Chair-VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee

 

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Discussion 2nd Call: VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee Call for Juror

by Katherine Perez on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 04:13 pm

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee still has one remaining vacancy to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.   This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee still has one remaining vacancy to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.   This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

Each member will serve a term of two years, with a maximum number of consecutive terms not to exceed two, for a total of four years of service.

 All committee members are required to:

•        Be members of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Video Round Table (VRT),

•     Attend ALA Midwinter for two consecutive years (Denver in February 2018 and Seattle in January 2019),

•     View and evaluate a substantial number of videos leading up to ALA Midwinter (For example, in 2016, over 60 titles were screened).

For complete information about the committee please visit our web page:  http://www.ala.org/vrt/notablevideos/

 If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please respond directly to me by April 28th.  Indicate your membership status with ALA and VRT, your ability to commit to attending ALA Midwinter, and include information regarding your experience with videos (e.g., collection development, reviewing, viewer’s advisory, etc.).  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 Sincerely,

Kati Perez

VRT Notable Videos for Adults Chair

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Discussion 2 Openings on VRT Notable Films for Adults Committee

by Katherine Perez on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:09 pm

Hello Librarians,

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee has two vacancies to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.  This year, we are looking for one librarian from a public or special library to balance out the committee.  This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

Hello Librarians,

The Notable Videos for Adults Committee has two vacancies to fill this year.  We aim for a balanced mix of librarians from academic, public, and special libraries who work with media and serve adult populations.  This year, we are looking for one librarian from a public or special library to balance out the committee.  This is an opportunity to serve on a rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.  Representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are ineligible.

Each member will serve a term of two years, with a maximum number of consecutive terms not to exceed two, for a total of four years of service.

All committee members are required to:

•        Be members of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Video Round Table (VRT),

•     Attend ALA Midwinter for two consecutive years (Denver in 2018 and Seattle in 2019)    View and evaluate a substantial number of videos leading up to ALA Midwinter (last year, 67 titles were screened)

For complete information about the committee please visit our web page:  http://www.ala.org/vrt/notablevideos/

 If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please respond directly to me by April 9, 2017.  Indicate your membership status with ALA and VRT, your ability to commit to attending ALA Midwinter, and include information regarding your experience with videos (e.g., collection development, reviewing, viewer’s advisory, etc.).  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Kati Irons Perez

VRT Notable Videos for Adults Chair

kati....@gmail.com

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Discussion VRT Events at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

by Maureen Cropper on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 09:27 am

The ALA Video Round Table hopes you’ll join us in Chicago to learn, share ideas, meet old friends, and make valuable new connections. 

Please check out our wonderful lineup of programs!

 

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

7-9 pm Sunday, June 25

The ALA Video Round Table hopes you’ll join us in Chicago to learn, share ideas, meet old friends, and make valuable new connections. 

Please check out our wonderful lineup of programs!

 

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

7-9 pm Sunday, June 25

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Abina Manning, Director of Video Data Bank and Curator of a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives. This dynamic multimedia presentation at the renowned Siskel Film Center will include rarely seen gems from the Videofreex archive featuring interviews with leading counter-cultural figures of the 1970s. This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!"

ALA Ticketed Event http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

Tickets are limited; we encourage you to register early!

 

DAYTIME PROGRAMS:

(Free with ALA Registration / Exact dates & times TBA soon)

 

Video as Research Data:  Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation

Videos are often taken as a part of scholarly research projects, yet this presents challenges for librarians who advise researchers on federally-mandated data sharing and storage. What are best practices for preserving, sharing, consent/privacy considerations and cost management? Attendees will learn strategies they can assess against needs at their home institution.

 

Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends.  But what can online videos do to promote your library?  David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Christina Norton & Justin Georges from Western Illinois University will share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success.

 

Not Just Watching, Doing! Libraries Helping Youth Create Video Productions

Libraries are increasingly finding ways to help their school-age patrons to communicate creatively and make a positive impact in their communities through video projects. The Ak-Chin Indian Community Library in Arizona  and the Carson City Library in Nevada (partnered with the Carson City School District) will talk about their experiences and share tips.

 

How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media:  A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data.

 

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can help transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators. Attendees will be guided through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space, coaching users with effective instruction, and showcasing projects to promote and inspire more participation.

 

AMIA @ ALA Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access

Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists and co-sponsored by the VRT, this panel will feature representatives from Kino Lorber, Canyon Cinema, and Chicago-based Media Burn Archive. Attendees will learn about the difference between the preservation and restoration of moving images; and preserving the motion picture film projection experience.

 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Best Regards,

VRT 2017 Program Committee

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Online Doc Digital Video Collections Guide

by Scott Spicer on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 01:37 pm

 

 

Digital Video Collections Guide

Below is a curated bibliography, mirrored from the University of Minnesota Digital Video Collections Guide, consisting of quality licensed and open digital video collections that has been inspired largely with support from Arizona State University (deg farrely) and some resources culled from various institutions in the LibGuides Community.  This resource is being shared on ALA Connect as an Online Doc with the hope that a community of media interested professionals will contribute further links/descriptions of quality licensed or open digital video collections, and repurposed as they see fit to meet the needs of their constituents.  Attribution is greatly appreciated, but please repurpose regardless.

Considerations for adding a resource:
Please add links only to legal digital video collections and those that you feel represent high quality content that would be of value to various constituencies.  This guide is currently academic focused, but as the Video Round Table represents diverse media needs, video for k-12, public libraries, special libraries, museums, etc.. are certainly appropriate.  Please do not include links to other video bibliographies unless the character of said resource is unique (e.g., Berkeley's MRC Guide).   When adding a link to a digital video collections, please submit the URL specifically to the video search page and/or sub-collection of video clips, not the primary homepage of the collections' sponsor (unless they are the same).  Accordingly, multiple links to sub-collections (e.g., LOC digital video collections) are acceptable. Finally, the licensed resources below are for the licensed collections at the University of Minnesota. If your institution subscribes to these collections, you will need to update the links for your own configurations. 

To Contribute New Resources: first, login (top right hand corner. Non-ALA Members register here free).  Then, feel free to add exemplar digital video collections, create new subject areas, clean up descriptions, revise links, and of course, repurpose for your audience! The goal of this guide is to promote digital video collections of content, not necessarily single titles.  Please do not include links to websites in the promotion of a single title.

I will try to maintain this site on an annual basis to insure the links are up to date and these collections are still active.  To assist with this process, the links below are referred through the UMN Libdata system, but feel free to add links directly to digital collections.   If you have any questions/comments please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly Scott Spicer (spic0016@umn.edu).

Update: I created a couple of prototype Google Custom Search Engines to search a) licensed and selected freely available streaming video collections and b) select freely available streaming resources inspired from the list below.  See Connect posting for more details: http://connect.ala.org/node/237479

Many Licensed and Popular Educational Media Streaming Sites
http://z.umn.edu/isitstreaming

Open Streaming Video Resources
http://z.umn.edu/openvideoresources

Sincerely,

Scott Spicer
Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian
Past Chair, Video Round Table
University of Minnesota Libraries
spic0016@umn.edu

Table of Contents:

 

Licensed Streaming Video Collections
These are amazing collections of streaming video titles the UMN Libraries have licensed. These collections are restricted to University affiliates (requiring .x500 for off campus access).
  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy Authentication Required
    Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is a series of anatomy lessons on video presented by Robert Acland. Dr. Acland is a professor of surgery in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The series uses unembalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures.
  • Alexander Street Critical Video Editions
    Critical Video Editions provides subject-specific content developed by the BBC, Creative Arts Television, ArtHaus Musik, Pennebaker, Hegedus Films, Cunningham Dance Foundation, Insight Media, and many other publishers and broadcast companies. All content is indexed and searchable including full-text transcripts available for many of the videos. Users can search by date, performers, other names, scene, aria, etc. Sequential thumbnail photos for some videos facilitates previewing content quickly. The Alexander Street Press interface also provides ability to cite videos to the specific second with permanent URLs. Other features built into Critical Video Editions include custom clip-making tools, personal playlists, and embeddable links.
    • Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.
    • Dance in Video (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.
    • Ethnographic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork.
    • Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
    • Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Online, streaming collection of videos for the education and training of nurses and other healthcare workers. Contains over 250 full videos, with searchable, synchronized transcripts, which can easily be embedded into online courses. Topics covered include clinical skills, exam skills, procedures, communication (including cross-cultural communication), ethical issues, legal issues, and much more.
    • Opera in Video (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Contains ~250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. 
    • Theatre in Video (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required
      Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all. This release contains over 180 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, Awake and Sing, Dom Juan, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Playboy of the Western World. Notable actors include Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and more. For the first time, students, instructors and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging, and these landmark performances can become a permanent part of the curriculum.
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • BBC Shakespeare plays (Ambrose Digital Portal) Authentication Required
    Television adaptations of all 37 plays by William Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. All productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or c1400 for Richard II etc). Casts include notable classic actors such as John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Jane Lapotaire.
  • Birds of North America Online Authentication Required
    Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource with account contents updated frequently. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings bird songs and calls.
  • CAMIOAuthentication Required
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Clinical Key Authentication Required
    ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult.
  • Coloribus Authentication Required
    Archive of commercial advertising for all media from around the world. Each advertisement includes detailed credits information and description. Search by advertiser, product, brand, release date, country of origin, and creative credits, among other attributes. Includes advertisements from TV and cinema, print magazines and newspapers, outdoor billboards and posters, online, direct marketing, radio, and others. Also includes information on advertising festivals and awards from 1969 to present.
  • Docuseek2
    Docuseek2 provides exclusive academic streaming access to over 560 titles from leading distributors of documentaries including Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films, Kartemquin Films, KimStim, Scorpion TV and Terra Nova Films. The Docuseek2 collection provides exceptional depth in films about the environment, current events, global issues, anthropology, psychology, architecture and design, nursing education, philosophy and more.  Docuseek2 features the ability to curate your own collection, as well as clip-making tools and detailed analytics.
  • Digital Content Library (DCL - CLA) Authentication Required
    "The Digital Content Library (DCL) is a combined resource of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the College of Design (CDes). Together, there are almost 200,000 learning objects from many different disciplines in image, video, and audio formats. These objects come from a variety of sources including purchased and licensed, donations, and copystand photography."
  • FMG On Demand - Film Media Group Authentication Required
    Films OnDemand provides access to streaming video on a wide range of discipline areas from Arts & Humanities to Professional Programs (e.g., Nursing, Business), great for integrating (and embedding) into curriculum. The Libraries are currently licensing over 20 titles, please contact your subject librarian if you would like the Libraries to subscribe to additional Films for the Humanities titles.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
    Journal of Visualized Experiments (General Section) is a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques.
  • Kanopy
    Kanopy is a leading distributor of online educational film to colleges and schools around the country. Kanopy offers three core services: (1) a "catalog service" offering over 26,000 streaming films that can be licensed individually or in collections, (2) a "search and find service" to support schools in sourcing streaming rights to films they seek, and (3) a "hosting service"  offering colleges a solution through which to host their digital films. Kanopy's vast catalog includes the titles of over 800 leading filmmakers, producers and distributors from around the globe, including First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, Medcom, Psychotherapy. net, Michael Blackwood, Ronin Films, The Roland Collection, and many more.
  • Lynda.com Training Video Series
    Lynda.com offers professionally produced training tutorials on a range of topics including: technical use of software, knowledge creation processes, leadership, career development, and idea generation (licensed by the UMN Office of Information Technology. Log-in with .x500 using the top right hand corner link).
    • Career Development Training Videos (Lynda.com)
      Career development series of professionally produced training videos from Lynda.com: "Whether you're trying to find a new job, get a promotion, or excel in a new career, our training can help you achieve your career development goals. Our experts offer tips on leadership, management techniques, productivity, resume writing, and more." (licensed by OIT at the University of Minnesota).
    • Leadership Video Training Series (Lynda.com)
      This is a series of professionally produced, leadership training videos by Lynda.com. Subjects range from project management, time management, hiring, managing performance, conflict resolution, and many more.. (licensed by the UMN Office of Information Technology).
    • Project Management Video Training Series (Lynda.com)
      Series of professionally produced, project management videos from Lynda.com: "Find out how to plan a project using software like Microsoft Project and Basecamp. Learn all about project management with our training, which delves into managing teams, setting project schedules, delegating tasks, and managing project resources" (licensed by the UMN Office of Information Technology).
  • Media Education Foundation Collection (hosted on Kanopy Streaming platform)
    The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection are designed to encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are relevant in the disciplines of Women's Studies, Sociology, Race Studies,Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology.
  • Medici.tv Authentication Required
    Medici.tv offers high-definition webcasts and streaming videos from leading music festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Denis, Aspen, Glyndebourne, and Lucerne, as well as from such music venues as the Opéra National de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Cité de la Musique, and Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Milan's La Scala. It also offers a video archive of performances by great musicians of the past, including Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, and many others. Documentaries on performers and composers, educational programs, and master classes are also included.
  • Naxos Video Library Authentication Required
    A performing arts video library with hundreds of operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others and is continuously updated to offer the best selection of performing arts videos.
  • PsycTHERAPY Authentication Required
    Database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. Allows viewers to go straight to the heart of clinical practice with demonstrations of psychotherapy as it is done by today's leading practitioners. Resource for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology. Searchable by titles, therapy topics, therapeutic approaches, and therapists.
  • Sage Research Methods Videos
    Commissioned videos from the SAGE Research Methods database, covering a range of topics related to research methods and design.
  • Student Resource Center Gold Authentication Required
    Offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, American Decades, Career Information Center and the SRC Health Module. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic picklists.
  • Television News Archive Authentication Required
    The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988. University faculty, staff, and students can view online video from the Archive's collection of CNN material; copies or compilations of other site material can be ordered for a cost-recovery fee paid to Vanderbilt. Note: 60 Minutes, 20/20, and other news magazine programs are not included here. Note: To view the CNN content, you will need the free RealOne media player from RealNetworks or Real Alternative.
  • VHA Visual History Archive Authentication Required
    With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.
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  • Victorian Popular Culture (digital video clips) Authentication Required
    The Victorian Popular Culture database includes approximately 50 early cinema streaming video clips (spanning 1894-1926), carefully curated from the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive.

 

Open Video Collection Websites

    Below is a guide of quality, freely accessible, collections of online video.*
  • Academic Earth
    This website contains video lectures from leading scholars in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, English,entrepreneurship, history, law, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and religion.
  • AdViews
    AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from Duke University.
  • Al Jazeera Video (CC)
    Al Jazeera’s Creative Commons Repository contains broadcast footage that Al Jazeera has released under various Creative Commons licenses.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting
    The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a "collection of 40,000 hours contains thousands of high quality programs that have had national impact. The vast majority of this initial American Archive content, however, consists of regional and local programs that document American communities during the last half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. This extraordinary collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level."
  • American Experience
    View complete episodes of select films from the acclaimed PBS documentary series.
  • American Indian Film Gallery
    Vintage motion pictures offering rich perspectives on the American Indian experience. The site organizes titles by tribes, linking to films for more than 100 tribes.  A text box to describe each film is nonfunctioning, providing only "lorum ipsum dolor" filler text as a place holder.  Apart from what displays in the film itself, no additional information (publication date, running time, etc.) is provided. These archival films are not perfect. Some were educational shorts used in American schools from the 1930s to the 1970s. Several have abbreviated titles or missing endings. Some are spliced or scratched; others have faded color.  These films are windows into the human past, stunning documents with much to tell us about our New World story.
  • American Memory (motion pictures)
    The American Memory project from the Library of Congress provides access to several hundred early motion pictures, organized into 11 discrete collections: America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915 American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916 Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904 Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906 Origins of American Animation Prosperity and Thrift: the Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film.
  • American Rhetoric
    Features a growing collection of text, audio, and video versions of over 5,000 speeches. The site provides access to "public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events." Includes sections for Christian rhetoric, "Top 100 Speeches," "Rhetorical Figures in Sound," "Rhetoric of 9-11," and more. Notable is the selection of speeches from movies, arranged alphabetically by title. Not all speeches have accompanying videos. Site supported by advertising, and maintained by a speech communication professor.
  • AP Archive Video
    AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press -- the world's largest and oldest news agency. Our cameramen have been capturing the iconic moments that have shaped the world in which we live and we have over 1.7 million news, sports, entertainment and fashion stories dating back to 1895 to share with you, here and on our British Movietone channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/BritishMovietone
  • Archaeology Channel Video
    The Archaeology Channel provides free access to a large collection of streaming media covering archaeology worldwide.
  • Archive of American Television
    Hosted by the TV Academy Foundation this archive provides access to hundreds of in-depth video interviews with TV's greatest legends and pioneers. These television history interviews can be browsed by person, show, topic or profession. New interviews and indexes are added regularly.
  • ARKive  
    DIGITAL MEDIA (IMAGES, VIDEOS). Unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images, and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species.
  • ART:21
    Created by P.B.S., this Web site is patterned after a nationally broadcast series on contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Among other things, this site has an online lesson library, teacher materials and discussions. Full episodes are available in the PBS video portal.
  • BBC History of the World in 100 Objects
    Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programa that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made. Each episode consists of an image of the item discussed, and a radio naration lasting about 15 minutes.
  • BBC Online Media
    Provides online access to BBC's archives including themed collections of radio and TV programs, documents and photographs.
  • British National Archives Media Player
    Collections of British National Archives digitized and original video and audio content, including categories of Family History, Military History, Social History, Political History, Law and Order, Archives, and International.
  • British Pathé (YouTube)
    A collection of 85,000 films: "Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage – not only from Britain, but from around the globe – of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, sport and culture. The archive is particularly strong in its coverage of the First and Second World Wars."
  • British Movietone (see also: AP Archive)
    British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 – 1986. Shot on 35mm film, this global archive contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky happenings. It was the first newsreel to include sound, the first to use colour film, the first to break many exclusive stories, and is your first and last stop for newsreel footage. see also: AP Archive
  • CDC TV
    Web visitors can now view or download videos on a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics. The library of videos will expand to include single-topic presentations as well as different video series focused on children, parents, and public health professionals.
  • Cineteca (University of Chile)
    The Cineteca (University of Chile), the oldest film archive in the country, has made over 150 films spanning the entire history of national cinema freely available to download or stream online.
  • C-SPAN Video Library
    Contains all C-SPAN programs since 1987, indexed, abstracted, and cataloged by the C-SPAN Archives staff. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location. The congressional sessions and committee hearings are indexed by person with full-text.
  • Civil Rights Digital Library
    Provides access to online films, texts, images, and audio recordings related to the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters. The initiative receives support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The site provides both simple keyword searching and advanced searching. Content also can be browsed by Events, Places, People, Topics, Media Types (including print, government records, correspondences, etc.) Other features of the site include numerous instructional materials, including lesson plans, quizzes, slide shows, study guides, and worksheets.
  • CNN Video Almanac
    Archive of some of the most notable CNN video since the channel's beginning in 1980.
  • Creative Commons Video Sites
    This is a listing of over 200 Creative Commons (CC) licensed video media collections. This content is freely accessible, and depending on the specific CC license applied, may allow for greater reuse of this content above and beyond copyright fair use exemptions.
  • Critical Commons
    Professors post clips media analysis through the use of film clips.
  • Culture Unplugged
    Culture Unplugged (C.U.) provides access to hundreds of documentary films, that spans multiple facets of global issues, produced through a "socially and spiritually conscious" lens. Note: This link defaults to documentaries from CU's virtual film festival. Scroll down and select "Show Films from Archive" for access to more content.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Video Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of thousands of videos across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "moving images" filter on results after performing a keyword search).
  • Europeana
    A collection of 6 million digital images of paintings, music, films and books from Europe's galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Included are images, texts, sounds and videos.
  • EUscreen
    The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programmes that focus on everyday experience. EUscreen is also intended to be a resource for educators, researchers and media professionals searching for new audiovisual content from across Europe.  Note: see http://euscreen.openimages.eu/media for CC licensed content shared for repurposing.
  • EVIA Digital Archive Project - Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis
    Collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors. Funded since 2001 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with significant contributions from Indiana University and the University of Michigan, the Project has been developed through the joint efforts of ethnographic scholars, archivists, librarians, technologists, and legal experts. Beyond the primary mission of digitally preserving ethnographic field video, the EVIA Project has also invested significantly in the creation of software and systems for the annotation, discovery, playback, peer review, and scholarly publication of video and accompanying descriptions. Viewing videos requires registering for an account and agreeing to the end-user license agreement.
  • Folkstreams
    Provides streaming access to a large collection of documentary films about American folk, or roots, cultures. Includes essays about the traditions and filmmakes, transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites. Site provides simple keyword and advanced searching, as well as ability to brose by subjects, regions, titles, filmmakers, and other categories. Video displays include links to additional, related films.
  • Frontline
    View complete episodes of a large selection of films from the acclaimed PBS public affairs series.
  • The Great Depression Interviews
    From the stock market crash of 1929 to the beginnings of World War II, The Great Depression tells the dramatic and diverse stories of struggle and survival during the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. Originally debuting on PBS stations in 1993, the 7-part series was met with critical acclaim, winning an Emmy for writing and a duPont-Columbia Award. These interviews are part of the Henry Hampton Collection housed at the Film & Media Archive at Washington University Libraries. Each video and transcript represents the entire interview conducted by Blackside, Inc., including portions that did not appear in the final program. For more information, please contact the Film & Media Archive.
  • HEAL: Health Education Assets Library
    A national repository/referatory of free, web-based multimedia teaching materials in the health sciences. The collection is comprised of images, animations, videos and audio-files. Registration is required.
  • HealthLibrary Online
    The Stanford Health Library provides a collection of online videos covering various health topics, including health and society, cancer support, and women's health. Videos may be viewable online through Stanford University iUniversity (iTunes interface) or QuickTime, or available for purchase on DVD. Not all videos are available for online viewing.
  • HippoCampus
    A project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), HippoCampus provides high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students. Content is organized by broad disciplines: Algebra, American Government, Biology, Calculus, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Statistics, US History. The site was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education. Colleges and universities develop the content and contributes it to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. Both HippoCampus and NROC are supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  • Hulu
    A partnership between NBC and ABC (Disney), Hulu is predominantly a site for television content. Hulu distributes video both on its own website and syndicates its hosting to other sites, and allows users to embed Hulu clips on their websites. In addition to NBC, ABC and FOX programs and movies, Hulu carries shows from other networks such as Comedy Central, PBS, USA Network, Bravo, FX, Syfy, Sundance, E!, and other commercial producers. The Channel link at the bottom of the Hulu homepage provides a broad subject organization of its content, including "News and Information" which includes sub-categories of Current News, Documentary & Biography, Live Events & Specials, and Politics.
  • Internet Archive: TV News
    The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium. The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.
  • Internet Archive
    The Moving Image Archive within the Internet Archive provides access to nearly a quarter million films, uploaded by Archive users, and ranging from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Videos in the Archive are organized into 15 broad sub-categories: Animation and Cartoons, Arts & Music, Computers & Technology, Cultural & Academic Films, Ephemeral Films, Home Movies, Movies, News & Public Affairs, Open Source Movies, Spirituality & Religion, Sports Videos, Video Games, Vlogs, and Youth Media. The Archive also contains the Prelinger Archive, the most complete and varied collection of ephemeral films (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) in existence.
  • Internet Movie Database
    The most comprehensive movie source on the web. Provides information on movies around the world, from earliest times to the latest releases. Includes filmographies, plot summaries, reviews, biographical data, etc.
  • iTunes U
    A diverse range of freely available courses spanning a wide array of disciplines from multiple institutions.
  • Khan Academy
    With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
  • Learners TV
    This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of streaming and downloadable video lectures, live nnline Tests, and other materials in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Engineering, History, Language Training, Law, Literature, Management and Accounting, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing, Physics, and Psychology. The site provides free video and audio lectures of whole courses conducted by university faculty from around the world. Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons License.
  • Med-Mem Mediterranean Memory
    A free video archive library; thousands of videos preserve the historic, cultural and tourism heritage of the area. English, French, and Arabic. Co-founded by the European Union.
  • Media Burn
    The Media Burn Archive is a collection of over 6,000 independent, non-corporate tapes that reflect cultural, political and social reality as seen by independent producers, from 1969 to the present.
  • Media That Matters Film Festival
    Annual collection showcasing twelve short films on important topics of the day. Seven years of films available on the site, organized alphabetically by title, by year. A simple search interface facilitates finding films by keyword. Films may also be browsed by one of 15 issues: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Environment, Family & Society, Gay/Lesbian, Gender/Women, Health/Health Advocacy, Human Rights, Immigration, International, Media, Politics/Government, Racial Justice, Religous Freedom, and Youth.
  • Merlot
    Includes animations and other learning resources.
  • Mike Wallace, The Interviews
    Video of 65 interviews from the television series hosted by the late Mike Wallace from 1957 and 1958. Provided by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Each program includes a text transcript. Available interviewees include Eleanor Roosevelt, Frank Lloyd Wright, Margaret Sanger, and Salvador Dali among other notables of the time.
  • Movieclips
    Provides more than 12,000 short clips from feature films licensed from Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. The Movieclips player can be embedded in social networks as Facebook and MySpace, and shared on blogs, Twitter and other personal websites, and used in PowerPoint presentations. In addition to searching by title or actor, the site provide additional search capabilities for dialogue, genre, action, occassion, theme, and mood and categories including best kiss, tearjerkers, birthdays, holidays, awkward moments, action moments, bad guys and fight scenes. Reuse of the clips requires registering with the site.
  • National Film Board of Canada
    The National Film Board of Canada is a Canadian government agency that produces and distributes documentary, animation, alternative drama and digital media productions. The NFB website provides information on over 13,000 National Film Board of Canada films, and includes free access to over 2,000 films, excerpts, trailers, and interactive works for online screening.
  • National Parks Service B-Roll Video
    This webpage provides links to public domain video of some of those sites, including national parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites and related areas. This content is great for remixing, reuse in projects and publication.
  • NIHSeniorHealth - Health Information for Older Adults
    NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • NOVA
    Provides access to selected programs from the acclaimed PBS science series. Programs are divided into chapters and have closed captioning. Available videos are organized by broad subject categories: Anthropology, Disasters, Earth, Exploration, Flight, Health, History, Investigations, Nature, Physics & Math, Space, and Technology.
  • Open Video Project
    A University of North Carolina project to create free repository of archival, documentary and educational video.
  • PBS Learning Media
    Developed by PBS, WNET, and KET, and 31 other PBS stations.  Content contributed from publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, delivers thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with home-schoolers. Content aligns with Common Core State Standards for preK-16 classrooms.  This collection contains more that than 114,000 research-based instructional resources – including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps, lesson plans, and worksheets. Requires personal registration on the site.
  • PBS Great Performances
    Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
  • PBS Video
    Provides access to selected programs from selected PBS series (such as Nature, American Experience, Nova, and Frontline, among others.)  Users can browse by Programs, Topics, or Collections. Individual programs are subdivided into smaller segments.
  • Penn Museum Film Archives
    The Penn Museum Archives has an extensive collection of films that, thanks to the generosity of the Internet Archive, are nearly all available online. The online film collection consists of over 700 archival films.
  • PopTech
    Videos of global tech innovators.
  • P.O.V. Video
    Provides a selection of full length films, short films, and lesson plan based clips from the acclaimed PBS documentary film series POV.
  • ScienceCinema
    Contains multimedia videos highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy's scientific research.  State-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology allows the user to search for specific words and phrases spoken by the presenter in these video files. Simply enter a term and the results list will point to the precise snippets of the video where the term was spoken.
  • Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive
    The Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive serves as a research facility for scholars of U. S. public policy....The Library's multimedia collection is a truly unique collection of material on U. S. public policy. The Library's multimedia archive includes more than 2,500 hours of secret White House recordings, hundreds of presidential oral history interviews, audio and video recordings of Miller Center Forums, and documents related to the executive branch of American government. The Library's digital archive on the American presidency is over 3 terabytes in size and growing.
  • Society of Biomaterials Video Library
    The surgical video library was created to bridge a difficult gap between classroom theory and clinical application. This library has a wide variety of surgical films which can be sorted through by search, alphabet, or category.
  • SnagFilms
    Provides access to full-length documentary films from established distributors and first-time filmmakers.  The Snag Films library includes more than 850 films. Filmmakers and distributors submit titles to SnagFilms for curatorial review.  Videos stream in Flash. The site organizes titles by broad Topics (such as Arts, Environment, Health, History, Women's Issues, etc.) and by Channels (including well-established film companies such as Alive Mind, Icarus, Fanlight, PBS, and National Geographic). The SnagFilms website encourages donating to causes by linking each film to a specific charity. Brief commercials precede and are interspersed through the video playback.
  • Thanhouser Films Online
    More than 50 films provide a representative cross section of the output produced by the Thanhouser film enterprise based in New Rochelle, New York between 1910 and 1917. The films were assembled over the past 25 years with the cooperation of archives around the world, including The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, The British Film Institute in London, England, George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York, the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles, California, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam, Holland, and from the Thanhouser collection. Each film includes a summary and analysis written by film historian Victor Graf.  Andrew Crow, Raymond A. Brubacher and Ben Model composed and performed original musical accompaniment commissioned exclusively for this collection.
  • TIB|AV Portal
    The German National Library of Science and Technology`s AV-Portal (English/ German) provides access to scientific videos from the fields of engineering as well as architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics. By combining multimedia analysis techniques, such as scene-, speech- and image recognition as well as a semantic search approach the TIB|AV Portal provides optimised search results. By using the open standard Media Fragment Identifier (MFID) a citable Digital Object Identifier is displayed for each video segment: www.av.getinfo.de.
  • TPT MN Video Vault
    The MN Video Vault is a project of Twin Cities Public Television. The Vault contains hundreds of programs from the tpt archives: classic interviews and performances from Nighttimes Variety, Newsnight Minnesota and Almanac as well as a broad cross-section of tpt documentaries. Also included are current tpt productions, as well as programs from other regional public television stations. And soon, the MN Video Vault will feature new web-only tpt productions.
  • UC Berkeley Media Resources Center Online Media
    A collection online video and audio recordings of notable lectures, events, and readings held at University of California, Berkeley.  This database includes both video materials accessible by the general public, and videos licensed for access by current University of California, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff only (CalNet authentication required). Audio recordings in the collection are accessible by all users. Access to the videos in the collection requires Windows Media player. Macintosh users will need the free Flip4Mac plug-in.  Access to the audio recordings in the collection requires the Real player. The site includes a simple keyword search interface. Linked from within this site are audio, video, and text files from the UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project.  This collection includes information onf the Free Speech Movement, the Black Panther Party, Anti-Vietnam War Protests in the San Francisco Area and Beyond, and LGBT History.
  • UCLA Preserved Silent Animation
    The collection of animation at UCLA Film & Television Archive from the years 1930-1950 is practically without peer. Nitrate prints of classic cartoons abound, as do original negatives or best-surviving printing elements for many of the films from animation’s “golden era.” Included here are most of the Max Fleischer and Famous Studios Paramount subjects; the George Pal “Puppetoons”; the independent productions of Ub Iwerks; many of the Van Beuren “Rainbow Parade” shorts; a large number of Warner Bros. cartoons; and a recent acquisition of “Terrytoons” still being sorted through as of this writing.
  • UMedia Archive (UMN)
    Discover and learn about the rich collections available through the UMedia Archive.
  • USDA Food Safety Videos
    View the various food safety and inspection streaming videos and audio files available from the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
  • USDA Youtube Channel
    The USDA YouTube channel contains over 300 videos of video features, training videos and speeches related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Veoh
    Provides access to videos from major content publishers like CBS, ABC, WB, MTV Networks, ESPN, Sony/BMG and Lions Gate, other video sites like YouTube and Hulu, as well as independent filmmakers and content producers. Users can sort content by type using pull-down menus for Videos, TV Shows, or Movies, each with sub-menus including categories such as Documentary & Biography. Brief commercials precede video playback. Watching full-length videos via Veoh requires installation of the Veoh Web Player.
  • Vimeo
    Vimeo is a well known video sharing site specializing in user-generated content, media production howto videos, independent films, and educational video (several universities have an official Vimeo channel).
  • Wellcome Film: Digitizing Medical History
    Online collection of moving images on 20th-century healthcare and medicine. Over 450 titles - 100 hours of historical film and video - have been transferred and are freely available under Creative Commons licences.
  • WGBH Lab
    Categorized stock video clips from WGBH TV, this collection contains tons of rights-free archival footage perfect for creating mashups or short videos.
  • WGBH Open Vault
    Provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. The ever-expanding site contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts, and resource management tools, all of which are available for individual and classroom learning.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • YouTube Movies
    YouTube Movies provides access to thousands of commercial films (mostly Studio) across most popular film genres. Though many films require a rental cost, there are hundreds of free films legally available in this section, some of which are public domain others, shared with permission from the rights holder.

Acknowledgements:

    Acknowledgements: Much of the open content collections and compilation has been reproduced with permission, from the Arizona State University "Internet Sites for Streaming Video" Guide: http://libguides.asu.edu/content.php?pid=90855&sid=676587. Many thanks to ASU media librarian, deg farrelly, for his willingness to share this amazing bibliography! Many additional selections and resource descriptions were culled from the LibGuides Community as part of a comprehensive project to identify exemplar digital video collections.

Disclaimer:

    UMN Libraries is not responsible for any of the content linked from these sites. We cannot guarantee availability of the content they provide, nor assume responsibility for the functionality of these sites. Copyright use understanding is the responsibility of the patron - see the UMN copyright site for more information: http://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/

  

 

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Discussion Survey About New Register of Copyrights

by Andrew Horbal on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 04:35 pm

Dear VRT members,

At our Executive Board Meeting at Midwinter on Monday, I mentioned that Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has created an online survey where members of the public (that's us!) can tell her what qualifications we think the new Register of Copyrights should have. The survey is available online here until January 31:

https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrights

Dear VRT members,

At our Executive Board Meeting at Midwinter on Monday, I mentioned that Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has created an online survey where members of the public (that's us!) can tell her what qualifications we think the new Register of Copyrights should have. The survey is available online here until January 31:

https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrights

In related news, the House Judiciary Committee has also requested written comments on what they're calling the first policy proposal to come out of their review of U.S. copyright law. More information can be found on the Judiciary Committee's website:

https://judiciary.house.gov/press-release/goodlatte-conyers-release-first-policy-proposal-copyright-review/

Although the VRT has no official position on either matter, we encourage all our members to respond to both calls for comments! I was also asked to share a list of the resources I use to keep current on copyright. Here are some of my favorites:

If you add these five sites to your RSS feed, you won't miss much! Two other resources you might want to check out are ACRL's SCHOLCOMM-L listserv and the Facebook group Schol Comm Pirates.

Last but (I hope!) not least, if you're a member of CCUMC, you might want to check out the Copyright Matters blog I edit, where among other things you will soon be able to find the full-text of my own personal response to Librarian Hayden's survey.

Hope this will help you all stay as informed as you want to be! 

Andy Horbal
VRT Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

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