Archive for September, 2004

Video News Releases

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Peter Lyman pointed me at the topic of video news releases (VNRs). These are unlabeled ingredient in a growing proportion of broadcast news, and the new form of ephemeral film. A lot of organizations are now putting up libraries of VNRs on their web sites. Sometimes there are problems: HHS recently got slapped for violating [...]

Grassroots CNN – INdTV Hiring Correspondents & Video Bloggers

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Boing Boing and Daily Wireless are reporting on INdTV, which is hiring “Digital Correspondents” and appealing to disaffected viewers in an effort to co-create a better world of television news. Founded by Al Gore and

An Evolving Market for News Videos

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

The market for news videos taken by amateurs is evolving quickly. Ben Gross sent me a link to Lulop, which looks like a video-only version of Neal Stephenson’s Central Intelligence Corporation, or Webshots for video, but with an emphasis on news clips that will sell (e.g. candid celebrity videos), and a plan to market to [...]

Microsoft’s IPTV Initiative

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Microsoft’s IPTV Initiative made a number of announcements at IBD in this month. Highlights: HD on Windows Media 9, Win CE on set top boxes, and agreements with network operators.

“Tivo is God” – again

Monday, September 20th, 2004

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Michael Powell is very bullish on IPTV: “IPTV and video are going to start coming on very, very strong,” Powell said Wednesday. The chairman said that in the last six months, IPTV is the No. 1 item being worked on in Silicon Valley labs and small companies he’s visited…”Almost every [...]

Film Preservation Foundation Releases DVDs

Monday, September 20th, 2004

From the 9/5 SF Chronicle: On Tuesday, the National Film Preservation Foundation will release an amazing three-DVD collection of 50 rare films from American film archives. Some are features, some are shorts and some are fragments. None of the films have ever been available on home video. Few have ever been seen outside a library [...]

LC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

The Library of Congress has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the Acquisition and Deposit of Unpublished Audio and Audiovisual Transmission Programs. Note the extension of protection to LC contractors. Anyone know who else has made comments?

GSAM Conference

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

The Global Society for Asset Management conference in LA next month looks like a good place for television archivists to get the scoop on what is happening in the commercial sector.

Is Worser Better for Cataloging?

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Cataloging video is hard. The the Moving Image Collections (MIC) and the Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP)’s cataloging project are both working on cataloging issues, but I wonder if past television guides couldn’t be used for quick and dirty cataloging for large video archives, as is done here at the 9/11 Archive. It would [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting