Some frank words about Overdrive and the mess that is DRM:
The point of libraries is to make content freely available for the common good, I thought, so these restrictions are a little weird. Physical library cards don’t require a certain type of wallet; why should the electronic ones only work on Windows? I [...]
Via The M Word Blog comes another example of libraries doing interesting things with video:
We love stories at the library and have discovered a wonderful new way to tell them. Millions of others have discovered it too: YouTube. YouTube hosts videos from throughout the world…at no charge.
I love stories too, especially [...]
Denver Public Library YouTube Contest
Some things to note:
Use of YouTube is not only encouraged by DPL but the site is used as an extension of the library’s presence within its community of teens
The same goes for the library’s Teen MySpace page at http://myspace.com/denver_evolver — where the videos that meet contest [...]
Via the Hacking Netflix blog come this from Cinematech:
CBS has uploaded more than 300 clips that have a total of 29.2 million views on YouTube, averaging 857,000 views per day, since the service launched on October 18. CBS has three of the top 25 most viewed videos this month (Nov.1–17), including clips from [...]
Why we should be taking user-created content, social spaces and content as conversation so seriously:
Via Nicole (who is blogging up a storm these days, grab her feed if you haven’t already):
Our blogs are a new self, we’re writing ourselves into existence on the web with each post and populating the online world. Your blog is your new public self in the new public space of the web.
Jaap van de Geer, Delft Public Library (www.dok.info) and blogger at www.oblog.nl reports on his library’s work with videocasting. A recent trip to Ireland/Dublin/Trinity College for a music festival was not only a great experience but an opportunity to create some videocasts for the library Web site at http://www.dok.info, see the bottom right of [...]
Joshua Zehner, Assistant System Administrator at the Fulton County Public Library in Rochester, IN, writes:
Hey, I was surfing you flickr account and I found those pictures from Cherry Hill Public Library in NJ. I was really interested in the three or four photos of their “Listen Before You Borrow” station. Our library would [...]
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AV Librarians…what do you think? I think it’s an important moment to mark, as we begin the shift toward less DVD and CD releases and more online, download-style models…. I’ll be interested in the first reviews of his product.