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.
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.
• Documentary 
• Educational 
• Ephemeral 
• Historical 
• Lecture 
• Other 
• Public Service 
•Less than 1 minute 
•1 to 2 minutes 
•2 to 5 minutes 
•5 to 10 minutes 
•More than 10 minutes 
• In color 
• In black & white 
• With sound 
• Silent 
• 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
• 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
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The web site of Educational RadioTelevision in Greece
High-quality videos relevant to class curricula are available for streaming or on demand delivery, as digital archives. Since September 2010, EduTV has dynamically entered the digital era and connected with communities of young people.
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license. The license-choosing tool can help you select the right license.
Looking for music, video, writing, code, or other creative works? Creative Commons has got it covered: search for creative work through sources like Google and Flickr.
The CC Affiliate Network consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world. The teams engage in public outreach, community building, translation, research, publicity, and in general, promoting and sharing our mission.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”
Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.
What can Creative Commons do?
If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only non-commercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified.
If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day.
If you would like to see what kinds of companies and organizations are using Creative Commons licenses, visit our Who Uses CC? page.
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For those creators wishing to opt out of copyright altogether, and to maximize the interoperability of data, Creative Commons also provides tools that allow work to be placed as squarely as possible in the public domain.
Watch Know Learn - free educational videos
WatchKnowLearn lists free educational videos and provide descriptions and other information about them, as well as the possibility to comment and rate them. The collection presently contains over 35,000 videos divided in over 4,000 categories covering all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools. The videos are available without any registration or fee to teachers in the classroom, and to students and parents at home.
A search tool is also provided to help find the desired material browsing by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age-level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Virtual classrooms are also being created.
The site invites broad participation of teachers, instructors and educators in order to organize all high-quality educational videos currently available on the Internet in a new kind of wiki guided by teachers.
WatchKnowLearn enumera videos educativos gratuitos y proporciona descripciones y otra información sobre ellos, así como la posibilidad de comentar y votarlos. La colección contiene actualmente más de 35.000 vídeos, divididos en más de 4.000 categorías que abarcan todos los temas principales de la educación primaria a la secundaria. Los videos están disponibles sin ningún tipo de inscripción o cuota a los maestros en el aula, y para los estudiantes y sus padres.
Se proporciona también una herramienta de búsqueda para ayudarle a encontrar el material deseado navegar por materia y nivel de edad. Vídeo títulos, descripciones, información de nivel de edad, y las votaciones están todos editados en base a su utilidad. Aulas virtuales también están siendo creadas.
El sitio invita a una amplia participación de los docentes, instructores y educadores con el fin de organizar todos los vídeos educativos de alta calidad disponibles en el Internet en un nuevo tipo de wiki guiado por los profesores.
Macrocategory (N. video)
• Language Arts (6160)
• Mathematics (6474)
• Science (9298)
• History (6911)
• Social Studies (2560)
• Computers and Technology (1420)
• The Arts (2605)
• Foreign Languages (1222)
• Life Skills (763)
• Vocational, Career Development, Business (592)
• Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics (924)
• Physical and Health Education (1169)
• Hobbies and Crafts (758)
• Holidays and Special Days (460)
• For Teachers and Parents (2905)
• WatchKnowLearn (69)
• Educational Links and Resources (9)
• Unsorted Videos (0)
RTÉ Libraries and Archives
RTÉ is a Public Service Broadcaster, a non-profit making organisation owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland's cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and cost-effective free-to-air television, radio and online services. This website provides access to a rich and diverse selection of the audio-visual material preserved by RTÉ Libraries and Archives. The site offers over 400 archived broadcast items in the sections 'Look & Listen' and 'History of RTÉ'. The items can be viewed or listened to in RealMedia format.
RTÉ aims to provide content that might be used in learning and teaching across all levels of Irish education. See 'History of RTÉ' for a selection of key moments in Public Service Broadcasting in Ireland since the foundation of 2RN in 1926.
Listeners and viewers can also request copies of many archived items to purchase for private use. Professional users may also request or order copies of archived material for commercial re-use subject to terms and conditions, and copyright law.
ANP - Dutch Press Agency
The ANP (Netherlands national news agency) is the most important news supplier in The Netherlands. It provides news coverage for the Dutch daily newspapers, radio, television and the internet. ANP's general news service supplies a steady flow of news stories, infographics and photographs from across the country and around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ANP was founded in 1934 by the daily newspapers in The Netherlands. In the last few decades market circumstances have changed rapidly and therefore the foundation was converted into a private company. Since May 2001 ANP operates independently in the media market, allowing the company to increase its commercial activities. Nowadays ANP produces some 160,000 news stories and 100,000 photographs a year, tailored to the various needs and styles of the news media.
INA - Institut National Audiovisuel
INA is the French national film archive. It holds over 3.5 million hours of television and radio recordings, dating back to the earliest broadcasts, with a further 800,000 hours of legally deposited material added each year.
The recurrent theme running through all of our activities and making Ina a company with an audiovisual culture is preserving, promoting and transmitting form.
Teachfind is a site that delivers teaching resources, lesson plans and CPD materials from a variety of sources, like the National Strategies, QCDA, Becta, Teachers TV and others, using a simple search tool.
Communication, Creative, English, Health, Mathematics, Physical, PHSE, Science Social, Technology
Through engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community, SchoolsWorld supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. It provides instant access to up to date professional development videos and resources, practical tips and lesson ideas.
Art & Design, Business Studies, Citizenship, Cross-curriculum, Design & Technology, Engineering, English, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education, Science, Vocational 14-19
Reusable Learning Objects for Healthcare
A growing repository of interactive multimedia learning objects for students and teachers in Healthcare education, and for Healthcare practioners. The learning objects have been developed by the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham, and are extensively used within and without the UK Higher Education sector. The objects are released under a Creative Commons licence enabling free reuse for non-profit-making educational purposes.
Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)
Recently released RLOs