digital library presentation: moving image archive

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This is a presentation for LIS 7850 at Wayne State University. January, 2011

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Moving Image Archive : 

Moving Image Archive Alexander P. Merrill

Internet Archive : 

Internet Archive Est. 1996 in San Francisco, CA 501(c)(3) non-profit Brewester Kahle, founder and director Computer engineer, entrepreneur Founder of Open Content Alliance Co-creator of Kahle/Austin Foundation

Internet Archive : 

Internet Archive Began with archived internet sites Alexa webcrawler Wayback Machine Now archives texts, audio, moving images, software, and web pages Works with L.O.C. & Smithsonian

Internet Archive: Goals : 

Internet Archive: Goals Build “Internet Library” “Universal access to all knowledge”

Internet Archive: Goals : 

Internet Archive: Goals Mission Statement: Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars.

Moving Image Archive: Goals : 

Moving Image Archive: Goals Provide easy access to archival films “Encourage widespread use of moving images in new contexts to people who might not have used them before.”

Audience : 

Audience Researchers Historians Scholars People with disabilities General public

Copyright : 

Copyright Uploaded movies should be either public domain, out of copyright, or be (copyright) owned by the uploader

Technologies : 

Technologies Data centers Petabytes of information Preserved in numerous locations California Alexandria, Egypt

Technologies : 

Technologies Video Upload Guidelines Highest quality format preferred Smaller file sizes and formats automatically created by archive MPEG2 is easiest for IA to handle Questionable file formats may be removed by moderators

Technology : 

Technology Compressed, streaming video Most videos downloadable

Contents : 

Contents Categorized into: Collections Sub-collections (see below & right)

Contents : 

Contents Sub-Collections contain numerous user-specific sub-sub-collections (see right) Created by Archive administrators Criteria: 50 items created Emailed request to info@archive.org

Sub-Sub-Collection Example : 

Sub-Sub-Collection Example

Contents : 

Contents Uploaded by users and organizations Ex: Newsreels, classic cartoons and advertisements, home videos, public domain films

Specific Video Page Example : 

Specific Video Page Example

Description & Metadata : 

Description & Metadata Basic description on video page Downloadable metadata files

Retrieval Performance : 

Retrieval Performance Extensive search capability Custom fields with operators Search JSON, XML (etc.) fields

Retrieval Performance : 

Retrieval Performance Extensive search capability Custom fields with operators Search JSON, XML (etc.) fields

Strengths : 

Strengths Large Searchable User-generated Well-organized relative to size

Weaknesses : 

Weaknesses No “did you mean?” Google-style search Lack of video description standards Copyright issues

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