Patricia Renfro Columbia University Libraries May 23, 2007 A Research Library Perspective Opportunities and Challenges Vid...
Libraries Collect :: Provide Access :: Preserve :: Create :: Publish <ul><li>A Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project Interview...
Carnegie Corporation Oral History  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/oral_hist/carnegie/
Havel at Columbia http:// www.havel.columbia.edu /
Acquired, Legacy Collections <ul><li>Burke Library:  Phono disks, audio reels and cassettes </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches, se...
Challenges <ul><li>Disseminating “Digital Bridges” to build stronger connections between the development of learning and t...
A Proposed National Agenda for Video Preservation <ul><li>The development of widely accepted standards and best practices ...
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Patricia Renfro is the Deputy University Librarian at Columbia University.

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  1. 1. Patricia Renfro Columbia University Libraries May 23, 2007 A Research Library Perspective Opportunities and Challenges Video, Education and Open Content: Best Practices
  2. 2. Libraries Collect :: Provide Access :: Preserve :: Create :: Publish <ul><li>A Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project Interviews on the Chinese takeover of Tibet. </li></ul><ul><li>Frontiers of Science A site for educators – sharing a Columbia core course aimed at graduating students who will be scientifically literate. </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Studies Online A multimedia publication that will organize and disseminate scholarly research and educational materials in Jazz Studies. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Carnegie Corporation Oral History http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/oral_hist/carnegie/
  4. 4. Havel at Columbia http:// www.havel.columbia.edu /
  5. 5. Acquired, Legacy Collections <ul><li>Burke Library: Phono disks, audio reels and cassettes </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches, sermons, lectures and interviews with Daniel Berrigan, Arnold Toynbee, Reinhold Neibuhr and William Sloan Coffin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1117 recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$113 per item to re-record and produce high-resolution digital recordings </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Disseminating “Digital Bridges” to build stronger connections between the development of learning and teaching environments and the information content that libraries can provide. </li></ul><ul><li>Storing, Accessing, Archiving Developing a life-cycle approach to managing, accessing and preserving multimedia content. </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving Analog Collections Creating a survey to inventory and assess the physical condition and intellectual control of audio and moving image collections. The survey tool, together with a manual and glossary will be freely available on the Web. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Proposed National Agenda for Video Preservation <ul><li>The development of widely accepted standards and best practices for preservation quality conversion to digital formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Reputable service bureaus that can meet preservation standards and training for technical experts with in-depth knowledge of older formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Widely accepted metadata standards and the development of efficient ways to generate technical/structural and administrative metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared, long term digital archives focused on audio and video content. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and IP laws that support long term preservation and archiving. </li></ul>

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