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“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg Apr 2024

“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In 2020, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus library acquired the largest collection of video games in Canada from prolific collector Syd Bolton, whose vision was for it to not only be preserved but also playable and publicly accessible. Over the past three years, the collections team has been processing the collection to facilitate access onsite, and in 2024 aims to begin the next step of digitally preserving the collection. In the summer of 2023, the Video Game History Foundation and the Software Preservation Network co-authored a report on the dire state of availability of classic games, with the goal …


New Perspectives: Reno Street Art In Virtual Reality, Amy J. Hunsaker, Laura Rocke Apr 2018

New Perspectives: Reno Street Art In Virtual Reality, Amy J. Hunsaker, Laura Rocke

Digital Initiatives Symposium

UNR Libraries’ Digital Initiatives Unit and Digital Media Technology Department partnered with an art historian, local art organizations, and Reno street artists to create an online archive, exhibit, and virtual reality experience highlighting the explosion of urban street art in Reno. The Libraries assembled a team that photographed the art using traditional 2D digital cameras, and captured 360 VR footage of the art and of several artists creating interior and exterior murals. The team conducted on-camera interviews of prominent street artists in Reno; collected permission forms; generated metadata; preserved the images and created an archive using CatDV, the Libraries’ media …


Apples To Oranges: Comparing Streaming Video Platforms, Steven Milewski, Monique Threatt Oct 2017

Apples To Oranges: Comparing Streaming Video Platforms, Steven Milewski, Monique Threatt

Charleston Library Conference

Librarians rely on an ever-increasing variety of platforms to deliver streaming video content to our patrons. These two presentations will examine different aspects of video streaming platforms to gain guidance from the comparison of platforms. The first will examine the accessibility compliance of the various video streaming platforms for users with disabilities by examining accessibility features of the platforms. The second will be a comparison of subject usage of two of the larger video streaming platform providers (Alexander Street Press and Kanopy) done at Indiana University Bloomington, a large public university.


Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis Nov 2016

Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management

Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement, the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, has been seen by millions since its PBS debut in 1987. However, what remains unseen is the nearly 85 hours of interview outtakes that provide further insight into the series’ original stories of struggle, resistance, and perseverance. Through the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington University Libraries has made the complete, never-before-seen interviews and TEI XML encoded, synchronized transcripts freely accessible through its newly developed Hydra digital repository.

This session …


One Library’S Successful Venture In Providing Comprehensive Streaming Media Services, Allyson Mower, Mary Ann James, Catherine Soehner, Maria Hunt, Dave Heyborne, Joni Clayton Oct 2016

One Library’S Successful Venture In Providing Comprehensive Streaming Media Services, Allyson Mower, Mary Ann James, Catherine Soehner, Maria Hunt, Dave Heyborne, Joni Clayton

Charleston Library Conference

Thoroughly understanding what professors and instructors needed to accomplish their teaching goals with streaming video was the first step enabling one academic library to successfully manage a rapid increase in demand for streaming media. The second element was incorporating an expert understanding of copyright law and the nature of the video marketplace.

This paper will strive to educate librarians and other professional library staff on how they can best integrate media streaming into mainstream library services for their campus faculty, as well as how to provide a full range of streaming services. The paper also will address workflow, communication with …


Creating A Multi-Media Dvd Of A Small Town's Historical Images, Fred C. Pond Aug 2013

Creating A Multi-Media Dvd Of A Small Town's Historical Images, Fred C. Pond

UVM Libraries Conference Day

The poster presents the process undertaken to create a DVD documentary of still and moving images, reflecting the history of a small community from the volunteer creator perspective. Sample visual elements include illustrations the DVD menu of five selections; footage of three moving image clips and two still photo collections.

The challenges, opportunities, rewards are presented, as well as a section on practical ‘how-we-done-it’ and ‘how we-mighta-done-it-differently’. For example, one of the biggest challenges was identifying home movies that included town events, in addition in being in good shape for digital transfer.

Furthermore, the creation of this DVD offered an …


New Torch, Same Flame, Joanne Montanye Aug 2013

New Torch, Same Flame, Joanne Montanye

UVM Libraries Conference Day

This project is a work-in-progress exploring collaborative preservation opportunities for libraries and current digital-content creators in Vermont. Legacy retention partnerships are waning with the print industry, and new independent creators are discovering the need to self-archive, develop new alliances, or risk eventual loss of their work. Cooperation is in everyone's best interests, in that libraries can advise on best curation practices for access and interoperability; creators can keep libraries up-to-date technologically; the public benefits from access to more digital-only work; and the bridges between print and digital records are maintained. This presentation is a narrative of the project's origins up …


Poster: Old Vermont Films: Opportunities For Research, New Films & Community Events, Fred C. Pond Aug 2011

Poster: Old Vermont Films: Opportunities For Research, New Films & Community Events, Fred C. Pond

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Fred's poster shows that there can be new life for old Vermont films.


Old Vermont Films: Opportunities For Research, New Films & Community Events, Fred C. Pond Aug 2011

Old Vermont Films: Opportunities For Research, New Films & Community Events, Fred C. Pond

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Fred discussed the process and challenges of locating old Vermont films and digitizing them. These "new films" were then shown at various community events to publicize and promote them. Fred ended with listing "next steps" to take to keep this digitization initiative moving forward.


Archives In Film, Linda Reynolds Apr 2008

Archives In Film, Linda Reynolds

Bright Ideas Conference

Archives have gained recent attention in movies and news articles with movies like The Mummy and National Treasure and an article in the New York Times that describes the next generation of archivists as being young and attractive. Archives also share a connection with the media by providing material to assist media professionals in digging into the lives of famous individuals. Steen library’s East Texas Research Center has provided this type of assistance for the recent movie, Charlie Wilson’s War. Learn about the collections of politician Charlie Wilson and how archives are staying relevant by offering material and contributing …