Monday, April 20, 2009

Introduction to the Internet: Multimedia searching

Required readings
File Format and Media Searching
A module in the online course Introduction to Internet Research from Florida Community College.

Sullivan, Danny. Multimedia Search Engines. Sept. 5, 2003

Supplementary readings
Abbey, Heidi N. An Introduction to Finding Images on the World Wide Web.
Covers standard image formats, image bots, meta resources, and subject specific resources. From the University of Connecticut Libraries.

Gathering images

Harvesting the power of video
Common formats and sources are covered in each. From the Robert F. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University’s Digital Toolbox Series.

A Review of image search engines. February 2003.
From TASi, Technical Advisory Services for Images, a service that has been set up to provide advice and guidance to the Further and Higher Education community in the UK on the issues of creating, delivering and using digital images together with managing digitization projects.

Thomas, Ruth S. Finding images on the Web.
From Boston University’s Mugar Memorial Library. Derived from a hands on tutorial. Contains information on search engines, lists of collections, etc., as well as how to download and insert images.

Guides and directories
Berinstein, Paula. Finding Images Online: Directory of Web Image Sites.
Supplement to book. Sites organized by subject.

Finding Multimedia Resources
From Weslyan University Library. Contains information about how multimedia searching works and a list of search engines and directories for finding multimedia. Multimedia, music and MP3
From Australia. Has links to multimedia sites.

Reference Sources: Image Collections
From Toronto District School Board Cyberlinks.

SearchEngines: MultiMedia
Listing of search engines selected by Educational Technology Clearinighouse (ETC). ETC is a collaborative project of the Bureau of Educational Technology, Florida Department of Education and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida.

Wright State University Libraries. Multimedia.
Links to sources for images, sound and multimedia.

Canadian sites
CBC Archives
Index of clips from CBC Radio archives available over the Web.

Images Canada
Images Canada is a search engine providing access to the online image collections of participating Canadian cultural institutions.

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings. National Library of Canada.
The database, when completed, will contain information on and images of 78-rpm and cylinder recordings released in Canada, and foreign recordings featuring Canadian artists or Canadian compositions, as well as details in on the 78s and cylinders in the Recorded Sound Collection at the National Library of Canada. Biographies of prominent Canadian performers, short histories of Canadian record companies, background information on music styles and the recording technology of the time, and digital audio reproductions of selected 78s will also be included.

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