media

The future of print books – crystal ball gazing

Over the past few months, if not years, I keep reading about print books becoming obsolete. I don’t think that will happen – at least, not entirely. I see parallels between print books and vinyl. In high school, I worked in a record store that was transitioning from vinyl to CDs (cassettes and albums kind of co-existed, but CDs were seen as an actual replacement). ...

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Social media/ Web2.0 — the world is different (with video)

Although this web2.0 video has been around a while, the concepts and technologies presented are still relevant. In some ways web 2.0/social media is a change from how we do things, but in other ways not. We’ve always collaborated and worked together. Anyhow, thinking towards web3.0 (when are we going to stop naming it, and it just becomes the web?), I remind of you:

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Library of Congress film preservation — the ultimate archive

Cellulose nitrate is a very flammable material, but it also happens to be a very high quality clear plastic — 35mm motion picture film was almost exclusively nitrate, from the beginning of filmmaking through 1950 or so in the US, possibly as late as the early 60s in Russia and eastern Europe. But after a number of notable fires, it was banned for projection in ...

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Question of the day: download video from facebook

There are a few different ways to download a video from facebook, none of which are built in to facebook. You can dig around in the internet cache for (IE) or Firefox or if you use Firefox you can add this wonderful little GreaseMonkey script that creates a download link right at the video in facebook. Whoa, now that is cool.

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Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

sounds cool!——————-Going to the Show (http://docsouth.unc.edu/gtts/) documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930). Through its innovative use of more than 750 Sanborn® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates early moviegoing within the experience ...

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Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder…. Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.http://academicearth.org/ a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term.http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the pasthttp://www.physorg.com/news166943362.html LC tests cloud storagehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10286280-62.html Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t played, you should!http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/ Data rot. ...

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Media as public square

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.” ..very interesting! stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are the media, google me/google u, ...

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Convert text to mp3

Hearwho.com is a free online service which converts text (type it in or copy + paste) to a downloadable audio mp3. Choices include: male or female voice, English or Spanish language, and then a couple of choices for quality. I’m not sure how well it works with a large chunk of scientific or medical text, but still an interesting project.http://www.hearwho.com/ —-Very cool!

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