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August 2, 2011
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2011 SPARKY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED, PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST NOW OPEN
Washington, DC – Four new student films on the importance of Open Access to research and data have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in “Open Up!”, the fourth annual Sparky Awards. Calling on students to articulate their support in a two-minute video, the contest has been embraced by campuses all over the world and has inspired imaginative expressions of student support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving. The Sparky Awards are organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park is searching for a Coordinator to create digital content and provide digitizing services for faculty and staff including digitizing video, texts, and audio material and creating academic content to be delivered via web and print media.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Digital Media IT Coordinator will coordinate and promote faculty project work, establish and maintain support services, organize events and social media to showcase faculty use of technology, generate digital content supporting the instructional and research missions of the College, provide digitization services, lead training for digital media technologies, create documentation to be disseminated on unit's website, and manage the operation and use of scanning/digitizing computers and recording equipment provided by the College for faculty use.
"Everything is a Remix" is an excellent series of short videos about originality. [learn more]
Learn about a $99 iPhone add-on device
slated for release later this summer.
2000 videos breathtakingly merge to perform a work by Eric Whitacre. [Read and watch]
Many of us have collections of VHS videotapes, but players are becoming hard to find. What happens when tapes go bad and replacements can’t be found? How do you convert videotapes to a digital format? [read more]
Open Up! Video Contest to Showcase Students' Call for Open Access --- Entries invited for the 4th Annual Sparky AwardsPosted February 14th, 2011 by Nancy Reeves
For an excellent example of what one of our NMC members - The University of Pennsylvania --- is doing to support and encourage entries to the Sparky Awards, please see the following link:
"Out My Window" is a multimedia documentary from the National Film Board of Canada’s Highrise project, which deals with the human experience in global vertical suburbs. [read more ]
A number of libraries are loaning out videos through Netflix subscriptions. [read about an alternative]
A Japanese band worked used their fans' webcams to create a music video. [Read more and see the video]