INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Creating & Using Digital Media Collections
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
The recent explosion in popularity of web sites such as YouTube, MySpace, and GoogleVideo demonstrate that advances in technology are making online access to multimedia increasingly practical. Although these sites only provide users with relatively limited ways of interacting with multimedia, there are many possibilities for greatly enhancing the potential value of online multimedia collections, particularly for learning and research. Oral history collections, for example, can be excellent resources for many users if they can be more easily accessed and explored. Using several different media collections, this course will explore technologies and techniques for enhancing digital media resources and enriching digital media collections, with particular emphasis on video collections and their
associated metadata and transcripts.
Topics will include video digitization, video encoding for online access and preservation, transcription of audio and video materials, indexing and information retrieval from audio and video materials, metadata structure and contents, online and handheld presentation formats and techniques, and other associated topics. Completion of INF 385R "Survey of Digitization" is recommended.
Creating & Using Digital Media Collections