Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2012

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Birds of a Feather - From On Film to On Line: Bringing New Access to Moving Image Collections
Elizabeth Hansen

Building: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room: Room 101
Date: 2012-05-25 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Last modified: 2012-05-03


Moving Images provide a unique set of challenges to librarians in regards to both digital preservation and access. For organizations with small moving image collections, these materials often get pushed to the backburner due to lack of equipment and resources. For institutions with large collections, video can be a problematic area rife with copyright restrictions, nonstandard formats, and sometimes near unusable material. In this Bird of a Feather Session, conference attendees will meet to discuss their experiences and challenges with digitization, file management, and the online presentation of moving images as well as engaging users with digital video materials. The session is open to any attendee with an interest in digitally presenting video. Topic can include: file formats, content management, streaming services, web development, social media, trends in presentation, usability, search engine optimization, legal issues, etc. Upon meeting, the group will follow an “un”-conference model to determine a set of 4 -5 questions/topics to discuss as a group relating to the larger topic of moving image preservation and access. This will provide the opportunity for attendees to share experiences, best practices, challenges, and suggestions. Through conversations with colleagues, the session will provide an opportunity to build relationships across the state’s with professionals facing the same challenges.


moving images, film, video, digitization, the web, websites, users