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MIL - Media and Information Literacy

The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and UNESCO have joined efforts developing a multi-lingual clearinghouse focusing on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). The clearinghouse’s aims at facilitating access to MIL resources on any language, creating at the same time a global network of MIL practitioners. Content can be uploaded by all registered users.

The goal is to provide a user-friendly tool which will help educators, researchers, policy makers, young media makers, and students to find the information they are looking for in a timely and organized manner. You will find information and direct links to ORGANIZATIONS from around the world that are active and are relevant to media literacy education. You can search by keywords or limit and better target your search by specifying language, country, other topics, type, etc. You can also use the world map and while having an overview of a particular area you can also identify the country you would like to search regarding media literacy education.

Content can be uploaded by all registered users. The resources can be uploaded in many different languages: French, German, Russian, Catalan, Portuguese, etc.

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2012 United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

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The Open Video Project

The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Because researchers attempting to solve similar problems will have access to the same video content, the repository is also intended to be used as a test collection that will enable systems to be compared, similar to the way the TREC conferences are used for text retrieval.

This repository is hosted as one of the first channels of the Internet 2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure Initiative, a project that supports distributed repository hosting for research and education in the Internet 2 community.
The Open Video Project began in 1998 with the development of a basic framework and the digitization of the initial content, about 195 video segments. Additional video was also contributed by the CMU Informedia Project, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Prelinger Archives. This first stage of this project also included entering metadata for each segment into a database, and creating this Web site to enable researchers to access the available video.
In the next stage of the project, the project continues to add video segments to the repository, expanding both the available formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and QuickTime) and genre characterics (student television, anthropological footage, technology demonstrations) of the video. As part of its work at UNC's Interaction Design Lab, it is also doing research on creating innovative interfaces to the video repository that enable users to more easily search, browse, preview, and evaluate the video in the collection.

Copyright Issues
The Open Video repository provides video clips from a variety of sources, especially various video programs obtained from U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. Although the government agency videos were produced with public funds and are freely available from the Archives, no copyright clearance has been obtained for audio or video elements in these productions. The project encourages researchers to use the data under fair use for research purposes. Those wishing to use these video clips in any commercial enterprise must bear the burden of obtaining copyright clearances.

Table of contents: 

Genre
• Documentary [494]
• Educational [1263]
• Ephemeral [2079]
• Historical [187]
• Lecture [33]
• Other [6]
• Public Service [17]
Duration
•Less than 1 minute [264]
•1 to 2 minutes [440]
•2 to 5 minutes [746]
•5 to 10 minutes [701]
•More than 10 minutes [1627]
Color
• In color [2105]
• In black & white [1974]
Sound
• With sound [3681]
• Silent [398]
Collections
• University of Maryland HCIL Open House Video Reports
• The Informedia Project at Carnegie Mellon University
• Internet Moving Images Archive
• 2001 TREC Video Retrieval Test Collection
• CHI Video Retrospective
• Digital Himalaya Project
• NASA K-16 Science Education Programs
• William R. Ferris Collection
• Miscellaneous
• Salton Lecture
• National Archives
• Edison Video
• The HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science
• Johns Hopkins U
• CSCW Video
• SIGGRAPH Video
• UIST Video
• UBICOMP Video
• Densho Video
• LABRI-ANR ICOS-HD
Special Collection Spotlight
CSCW Video
This collection contains 37 videos.
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The Open Video Project is sponsored by and developed at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The project is supervised by Dr. Gary Marchionini and Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth and currently developed primarily by Dr. Gary Geisler and Yaxiao Song. People who used to be actively involved in the developing team include Rich Gruss, Meng Yang, Xiangming Mu, Anthony Hughes, Thomas Tolleson, and Curtis Webster. The initial framework for the repository was developed by Laura Slaughter as part of the Baltimore Learning Community Project at the University of Maryland and she collected and digitized much of the first stage of video content. Please contact the project if you have suggestions, questions, video to contribute, or would like more information about the project.

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