Tech Beat: The Open Video Project


Bob Cox points us to this article

"Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this enormous repository earns high marks for both content and design.

There's a search engine, of course, where image hunters can enter the words "New York" and quickly find 97 videos, including an 1897 race at Sheepshead Bay from the Edison films catalog, and a 12-minute exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village on one Sunday morning in 1960.

Back on the home page, there are categories that make browsing the archive a channel surfer's dream come true."


The article doesn't mention him, but the man behind the Open Video project, Gary Geisler is now teaching at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where he's my prof for Database Management.

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