Posts Tagged ‘video’
Well, this was a surprise. Last week I emailed Edina to inquire whether it was possible to download films from their Film and Sound Online service, change their format and upload the result to devices such as the iPod Touch to loan out to students. I thought I was being quite cheeky, but was totally surprised at the response. See the message below. I think the lesson to be learnt here is to not presume, but always ask!
From: EDINA Support [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 January 2010 09:44
To: Turkington, Chrissie
Subject: Re: Film and Sound Online
Thank you for your message.
I hope this helps, however please do let me know if you need anything further.
On the 9th February I’ve been asked to present at the Teaching Observation team training day at Macclesfield College. The presentation above focuses on videos and the Q Projects and highlights some that may be useful to teaching observers. The link to Teachers TV is particularly relevant because it focusses on a Public Services tutor at Runshaw College in Leyland.
There have been a number of digitisation projects recently completed from the JISC Digitisation Project. Have a look:
Archival Sound Recordings: http://sounds.bl.uk/
Medical Journals Backfile: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/
British Parliamentary Papers: http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/18c/
Yesterday I attended a presentation by Iain Wallace of Glasgow Calledonian University looking at the Spoken Word project which he is involved in and also Library 2.0 technologies. Here are some tips and links that I picked up from the day…
Spoken Word – material can be used by any educational establishment, all you need is an .ac.uk email address. Register at http://www.spokenword.ac.uk/ There’s loads of BBC content in here and it’s all FREE! It’s all based on the Fedora Open Source repository. http://www.fedora.info/
Web 2.0 tools:
Bebo: Social Networking Site http://www.bebo.com/
Flickr: Photo Management and Sharing http://www.flickr.com/
LibraryThing: Online Book Catalogue (it’s not as nerdy as it sounds although I’m still trying to find an application for it) http://www.librarything.com/
MySpace: Another networking site where all the famous people hang out http://www.myspace.com/
Connotea: Online reference management http://www.connotea.org/
43 Things: More Social Networking (just how many are there?) http://www.43things.com/
LiveJournal: Start your own journal http://www.livejournal.com/
Technorati: Find out what’s happening on the web right now http://technorati.com/
CiteuLike: Add your site and automatically generate the Citation – brilliant! http://www.citeulike.org/
WPOpac: An opac based on the WordPress blog: http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/11133/
All the links and hopefully the presentation will be added to Iain’s blog sometime soon: http://libraryfutures.wordpress.com