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Discussion AMIA@ALA: Internet Archive tour

by Deborah Benrubi on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

The Association of Moving Image Archivists in partnership with the Video Round Table is sponsoring a tour of the Internet Archive on Monday, June 29th at 3:30pm.  If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by June 15.

The Association of Moving Image Archivists in partnership with the Video Round Table is sponsoring a tour of the Internet Archive on Monday, June 29th at 3:30pm.  If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by June 15. Click here to register.
 
Directions: The Internet Archive is located at 300 Funston Ave. in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco, one bus ride from the Moscone Center.  Those participating in the tour will be responsible for transportation to the location.  Allow 45 minutes to get there from Moscone Center: walk on Third Street two blocks west to Market Street, cross the street and turn right on Market, walk 1 block, then catch the 38 or 38-L bus on Market at Montgomery Street. Ask the driver to let you off at the corner of Geary Blvd. & Park Presidio Blvd. Walk 1 block east on Geary (back towards downtown) and turn left at Funston Ave. Destination will be at the end of the block on the right.

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Discussion Updates on AMIA-VRT Pre-Conference Session: Preserving and Promoting Your Library's Audiovisual Collections

by Deborah Benrubi on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 03:04 pm

Here's the latest update on our preconference.

Here's the latest update on our preconference. Having it offsite -- a short bus ride or 15-20 minute walk from the convention center-- will allow us to have walk-in registrations. (If you plan to attend but not register through the ALA site, please let us know.) Come early for delicious breakfast treats.

 

LOCATION: Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 Ninth St.

iday, June 26, 2015, 10am until 4:00 (6 hours). Attend all or some of the individual sessions.


AMIA @ ALA: Preserving and Promoting Your Library's Audiovisual Collections


Learning outcomes

Through members of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, attendees will learn what libraries can do to protect, preserve, and make use of their film and video collections.  For those to whom A/V stewardship is new or who may be facing new mandates for "dealing with" the A/V material in their care, we'll be covering archiving basics (conservation, preservation, remastering, access).  For those familiar with archival practices, this will be a refreshing interpretation of those standards (like actually using your 16mm collection).  In addition to learning  what libraries can do to protect, preserve, and make use of their film and video collections, participants  will receive a resources list, a How-To list of Best Practices and a resource list for librarians without much media format experience.


Sections in this pre-conference program will address the storage and use needs of 16mm and VHS formats and players in circulating or previously circulating collections, share a straightforward plan for migrating magnetic media collections and examine ongoing efforts to re-introduce 16mm film into K-12, college, and community classrooms as both a preservation and an education initiative.  

 
Coffee + cake! 9:30am - 10:00am

 

Section 1: 10am-11:00am

AMIA @ ALA: How Libraries can Preserve Analog Resources in a Digital World


Program description:

The first in a 4 program series presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), this program looks at what academic and public libraries can do to protect, preserve, and make use of their 16mm, U-Matic, and vhs collections.


 

Section 2: 11:00am-12:00pm

AMIA @ ALA: Don’t Be A Film Wrecker - Best Practices for Storing, Repairing, and Viewing Film Prints and VHS Tapes


Program description

The second in a 4 program series presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), this session is an interactive lecture demonstration addressing the storage and use needs of 16mm and VHS formats and players in circulating or previously circulating collections.


 

Lunch Break 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Section 3: 1:00pm-2:30pm

AMIA @ ALA: A/V Outsourcing for All: A Step-by-Step Method for Initiating Video Digitization Projects


Program description

Videotape is at the end of its lifetime. Archives must begin migrating these precious records to digital files without delay. This panel presents a straightforward plan for migrating magnetic media collections. Using New York University’s Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template, we will examine all aspects of the workflow for outsourced digitization projects, including technical requirements, file formats, metadata, workflow and transfer specifications, quality assurance, quality control, file naming and file transfer protocol.


Coffee break!


Section 4: 2:45pm-4:00pm

AMIA @ ALA: Using Films: Reviving 16mm in the 21st Century Classroom


Program description

This panel will examine ongoing efforts to re-introduce 16mm film into K-12, college, and community classrooms as both a preservation and an education initiative.  Typical 16mm content is often not available in other formats, and the continued usefulness and adaptability of the gauge and medium in educational efforts underscores its viability.  Collection assessment efforts at colleges and universities in the U.S. have yielded local treasures, as well as presumed-lost born-16 films.  Learning environments dedicated to film study can benefit enormously from this resource, as can public/social history, history of science, art and advertising, communications, and foreign language, and countless other disciplinary areas.

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Online Doc Streaming Video Custom Search Engines

by Scott Spicer on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 09:02 am

Hi Everyone,

Do you ever get frustrated trying to figure out which educational media vendor(s) or service(s) might be hosting a specific video title?  I do.

Do you ever get tired of having to dig through a thicket of freely available, high quality sources to find a decent video clip on a specific facet or title (well, perhaps not since you are likely a librarian/media professional)... still maybe a boost of carefully curated, quality open resources would help, eh?

Hi Everyone,

Do you ever get frustrated trying to figure out which educational media vendor(s) or service(s) might be hosting a specific video title?  I do.

Do you ever get tired of having to dig through a thicket of freely available, high quality sources to find a decent video clip on a specific facet or title (well, perhaps not since you are likely a librarian/media professional)... still maybe a boost of carefully curated, quality open resources would help, eh?

I created the following 2 Google Custom Search Engines, inspired by the Digital Video Collections Guide, to help refine these search types.  Note: I have dabbled just a little bit on this project, so it is by no means perfect (or comprehensive).  That said, though maybe not the most ideal for federated streaming search, I have found these tools useful for my purposes, maybe you will as well.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below or let me know directly. 

Google Search 101 Tips: 1) For specific title searching you may want to use "". I do this by default now.  2) Depending on the facet, YouTube often [unfairly] dominates the results (go figure!), so to surface other amazing resources (like CultureUnplugged or SNAGFilms), go ahead and delimit YouTube (-YouTube). In addition, you can now further refine through faceting of some of the general subject areas I added (inspired by Lowell Lybarger at Arkansas Tech).  3) I added CanIstreamit? to the license search. The results are very spotty, so no promises (but sometimes it's nice know if a title is available via a popular PayPerView/free streaming service or a cable provider). 

This is still very alpha.  The specific sites used in these CSE's are listed below.  I reserve the right to add or change these filtered resources at anytime, and will likely continue to tweak.  I may also create additional CSE's or link to those created by others.  If I do so, this page will be updated to reflect changes.

Best,

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


Many Licensed and Popular Educational Media Streaming Sites
http://tinyurl.com/isitstreaming

Open Streaming Video Resources
http://tinyurl.com/openvideoresources

Specific Resources Included:

Many Licensed and Popular Educational Media Streaming Sites

NJVid
Ambrose Digital
Kanopy Streaming
Films On Demand
Alexander Street Press
Docuseek2
New Day Digital
Culture Unplugged
SnagFilms
PBS (general)
Psyctherapy (St. John's Guide)
National Film Board of Canada
CanIStreamIt?
Folkstreams
Hulu
YouTube Movies

Open Streaming Video Resources

Academic Earth
Adviews
Al Jazeera (Creative Commons)
American Experience
American Indian Film Gallery
American Memory (LOC)
American Rhetoric
Annenberg Media Program Archive
Archealogy Channel
Archive of American Television
ARKive
A.R.T 21
BBC History of the World in 100 Objects
BBC Online Media
British Pathé (YouTube)
CDC TV
Cineteca (University of Chile)
C-SPAN Video Library
Civil Rights Digital Library
CNN Video Almanac
Creative Commons Video Sites
Critical Commons
Culture Unplugged
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Video Collections
Europeana
EUscreen
Euscreen (Creative Commons)
EVIA Digital Archive Project - Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis
Folkstreams
Frontline
Global Performing Arts Database
The Great Depression Interviews
HEAL: Health Education Assets Library
HealthLibrary Online
HippoCampus
History Channel Video
Hulu
Internet Archive: TV News
Internet Archive: Moving Images
iTunes U
Khan Academy
Learners TV
Med-Mem Mediterranean Memory
Media Burn
Media That Matters Film Festival
Merlot
Mike Wallace, The Interviews
MIT Open Courseware
Movieclips
National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films (NCFMF)
National Film Board of Canada
National Geographic Video
National Parks Service B-Roll Video
NIHSeniorHealth - Health Information for Older Adults
NOVA
Open Video Project
PBS Learning Media
PBS Great Performances
PBS Video
PopTech
P.O.V. Video
Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Video
Southern Foodways Alliance Documentary Films
ScienceCinema
Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive
Society of Biomaterials Video Library
Smithsonian Institution - Collection Search Center
SnagFilms
Stanford Health Video Library
TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design
Thanhouser Films Online
TIB|AV Portal 
TPT MN Video Vault
UC Berkeley Media Resources Center Online Media
UCLA Preserved Silent Animation
UMedia Archive (UMN)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) Moving Images Collections
USDA Food Safety Videos
USDA Youtube Channel
Veoh
Vimeo
Wellcome Film: Digitizing Medical History
WGBH Lab
WGBH Open Vault
Wikimedia Commons
YouTube Movies
YouTube
University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) Video Library

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 or contributions from VRT membership and media professionals as part of a comprehensive project to identify exemplar digital video collections.

Disclaimers:
This is a prototype I created for my own institutional work, no promises for long term maintenance of this tool.

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/

These Google Custom Search Engines were created using the free (ad supported) version. Your search queries will be captured by Google and quite possibly related partners (e.g., Tinyurl, etc..). With my limited search engine development experience, it appears that I only have access to the total number, date, and most popular search queries entered (Google Analytics appears to be limited to those developers who are using the product for their own sites). As a community good, I may at some point share out general usage stats. and top queries, but will anonymize any identifiable info. (if said info. should become accessible). I have not turned on AdSense and will receive no payment from your use of this search engine. If anything changes, I will make note of it in this section.  

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Discussion VRT Gala in San Francisco: An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logsdon

by Deborah Benrubi on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

Planning to attend ALA 2015? Don't miss the VRT Gala on Sunday June 28, from 7-9:30 p.m.

An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logsdon

Location: 654 Mission St., just two blocks from Moscone Convention Center

Tickets available with ALA registration or at the door: $15 VRT members, $20 non-members.

Planning to attend ALA 2015? Don't miss the VRT Gala on Sunday June 28, from 7-9:30 p.m.

An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logsdon

Location: 654 Mission St., just two blocks from Moscone Convention Center

Tickets available with ALA registration or at the door: $15 VRT members, $20 non-members.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with a dynamic presentation from Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, and Dawn Logsdon, award-winning director, producer, and editor.

Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer and filmmaker whose collection of 60,000 ephemeral films in the Prelinger Archives was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. His feature-length film Panorama Ephemera (2004), depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, played in venues around the world. His film No More Road Trips? premiered in 2013. He has made fourteen live and participatory archival programs in the Lost Landscapes series, linking urban history and urban futures, in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles and Oakland. 

Dawn Logsdon has produced and/or directed numerous documentary films including: Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (2008), Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013) and Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet (2008). She also served as editor for two-award winning films Paragraph 175 (2000) and The Weather Underground (2002) among others. Dawn will speak about her current project Free for All: Inside the Public Library, and present clips. Here's a recent article about Free for All.

Video Round Table would like to thank the following vendors for their sponsorship of the 2015 Gala:

SAGE Publications (Gold sponsor)
Alexander Street Press (Silver sponsor)
Films Media Group (Silver sponsor)
Swank Motion Pictures (Bronze sponsor)
Bullfrog Films (General sponsor)
California Newsreel (General sponsor)
Kino Lorber (General sponsor)

For more information, contact VRT.

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Online Doc Missed the #videofairuse tweetchat and want info on fair use and copyright?

by Laura Jenemann on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:47 pm

Then check out this story on Storify for the #videofairuse Fair Use and Media tweetchat on February 25, 2015.

You'll find a helpful Q&A on:

copyright

fair use

distance education

VHS conversion

for librarians who work with audiovisual (streaming and physical) media - like you!

Online Doc Digital Video Collections Guide

by Scott Spicer on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 10:24 am

 

 

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://tinyurl.com/isitstreaming

Open Streaming Video Resources
http://tinyurl.com/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 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.
  • 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 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."
  • 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.
  • Global Performing Arts Database
  • 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.
  • 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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Online Doc Tweetchat: Fair use and video in libraries, 2/25 3pm EST

by Laura Jenemann on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 09:04 pm

As part of Fair Use Week, legal expert Brandon Butler will be hosting a Tweetchat on fair use, audiovisual media, and libraries on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST.

The tweetchat will address concerns like the following:

As part of Fair Use Week, legal expert Brandon Butler will be hosting a Tweetchat on fair use, audiovisual media, and libraries on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST.

The tweetchat will address concerns like the following:

  • Can I make a digital copy of this video?
  • When is a public performance public?
  • When can I break digital rights technology on DVDs?
  • Is the auditorium a classroom?
  • How can libraries preserve born-digital works acquired via a license agreement?
  • What about YouTube? What can we do with YouTube?

Ask Brandon Butler your media question. Participate in the Twitter tweetchat by using #videofairuse

For more information:

  • Check out ALA District Dispatch’s blogpost about the tweetchat
  • Check out the ALA tweetchat last year on copyright, which included media related questions

 …And learn more about Fair Use Week 2015!

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by Laura Jenemann on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 10:53 am

VRT's Notable Videos for Adults 2015 was mentioned on Democracy Now! on March 6, 2015.  Many of this year's Notables directors have been interviewed on Democracy Now!  Check out a compilation of these interview here.

Congratulations to the Notables Committee for putting together an excellent list!

VRT's Notable Videos for Adults 2015 was mentioned on Democracy Now! on March 6, 2015.  Many of this year's Notables directors have been interviewed on Democracy Now!  Check out a compilation of these interview here.

Congratulations to the Notables Committee for putting together an excellent list!

For more information about the Notables Committee, and how to get involved, check out the Notable Videos for Adults website or contact the Chair, Wendy Highby.

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by Deborah Benrubi on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:22 pm

Here's the confirmed schedule of VRT's programs at ALA 2015 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of programs and speakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Email VRT.

Friday, June 26

10:00-4:00 PM    AMIA@ALA Preconference: preservation, digitization, and more

8:30 AM-4:00 PM  Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides (an OLAC program co-sponsored by VRT)

Saturday, June 27

Here's the confirmed schedule of VRT's programs at ALA 2015 in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of programs and speakers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Email VRT.

Friday, June 26

10:00-4:00 PM    AMIA@ALA Preconference: preservation, digitization, and more

8:30 AM-4:00 PM  Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides (an OLAC program co-sponsored by VRT)

Saturday, June 27

8:30-10:00 AM    When Text Isn't Enough: An Exploration Into The World Of Multimodal Scholarship In the Digital Arts, Sciences & Humanities (Co-sponsored by ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group)

10:30-11:30 AM   Student And Faculty Engagement With Streaming Video: Beyond the Hype.

1:00-2:30 PM        Voices of Youth: Community Partnerships for Video Production

3:00-4:00 PM        IFLA AVMS – Global Action in AV Concerns: A History and Update (co-sponsored by OLAC)

4:30-5:30 PM        APALA President's Program: Global Roots, Local Identities: Asian International Adoption and Advocacy (VRT co-sponsored)

Sunday, June 28

1:00-2:30 PM        Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right (an ALCTS program co-sponsored by VRT)

3:00-4:00 PM        PPR: Promoting and Programming in Academic Libraries

7:00-9:30 PM        VRT Gala: An Evening with California Filmmakers Rick Prelinger and Dawn Logsdon

Monday, June 29

8:30-12:30 PM      VRT Membership and Executive Board Meeting - all VRT members welcome!

1:00-2:30 PM        Media Streaming Showcase: Can We Talk? Short, provocative talks & panels about timely aspects of media streaming impacting librarians today (co-sponsored by OLAC)

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