MediaMatrix: Writing with Digital Media Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices Dean Rehberger  Michael Fegan
MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences On-Line <ul><ul><li>Sixteen full time employees </li>...
MATRIX - Research <ul><li>Fundamental digital library research </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on l...
Digital Objects and Access <ul><li>Tools to promote access, access that goes beyond the ability to link to a network : </l...
Research – Making Technology Easy <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding digital objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
MediaMatrix <ul><li>http://matrix.msu.edu/~mmatrix </li></ul><ul><li>Helps users work with online, digital media </li></ul...
Classroom Use <ul><li>Two classes @ Tufts University  </li></ul><ul><li>MSU  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Courses </li></...
Conclusions <ul><li>Redefine Access—more than retrieve but help to use and educate </li></ul><ul><li>User generate metadat...
Contact Information <ul><li>http://matrix.msu.edu/~mmatrix </li></ul><ul><li>MATRIX – http://matrix.msu.edu </li></ul><ul>...
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Michael Fegan is Chief Information Officer at MATRIX at Michigan State University.

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  1. 1. MediaMatrix: Writing with Digital Media Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices Dean Rehberger Michael Fegan
  2. 2. MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences On-Line <ul><ul><li>Sixteen full time employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty from Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate and Undergraduate Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing University funding + Grants and Contracts (NSF, NEH, IMLS, USDE, Ford, Mellon) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. MATRIX - Research <ul><li>Fundamental digital library research </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on linear audio and video materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 Different Collections - 4 Countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 terabytes of material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creation of complex digital objects </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>User-enhancement/ personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning with digital libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Develop tools and environments for teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies to make critical use of digital sources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Digital Objects and Access <ul><li>Tools to promote access, access that goes beyond the ability to link to a network : </li></ul><ul><li>Equity - the ability of “every citizen” and not simply </li></ul><ul><li>technical specialists to use the resources </li></ul><ul><li>Usability - the ability of users to easily locate, retrieve, use, and navigate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Context - the conveyance of meaning from stored information to users, so that it makes sense to them </li></ul><ul><li>I nteractivity - the capacity for users to be both consumers and producers of information. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research – Making Technology Easy <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding digital objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword searching – search terms, booleans, and subject knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using digital objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software and knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MediaMatrix <ul><li>http://matrix.msu.edu/~mmatrix </li></ul><ul><li>Helps users work with online, digital media </li></ul><ul><li>“ Segment or record” portions of media </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate that media </li></ul><ul><li>Organize entries on their media tree </li></ul><ul><li>Create online publications with the media and annotations from their tree </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Use <ul><li>Two classes @ Tufts University </li></ul><ul><li>MSU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Courses </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusions <ul><li>Redefine Access—more than retrieve but help to use and educate </li></ul><ul><li>User generate metadata/content and provide relevance for other users </li></ul><ul><li>Provides context to the content </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contact Information <ul><li>http://matrix.msu.edu/~mmatrix </li></ul><ul><li>MATRIX – http://matrix.msu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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