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Digital media

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View Resource Go Digital: Your Digital World

Go Digital is a "weekly BBC World Service programme that looks at how technology is changing our lives." Broadband users can watch video Webcasts of nearly two years worth of past programs, while audio is available to dialup users. Each episode lasts approximately 25 minutes, and features two or three key technology stories. Previous topics discussed on Go Digital include virtual reality...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/1478157.stm
View Resource Speex: A Free Codec for Free Speech

Speex is an audio codec used to compress speech-based audio, and is an open source product that can be freely downloaded at this site. "The Speex Project aims to lower the barrier of entry for voice applications by providing a free alternative to expensive proprietary speech codecs." Extensive documentation and the codec's source code are also available. In addition to the download, this site...

https://speex.org/
View Resource Zoom Player 3.2

While there are a number of good multi-purpose media players publicly available, this latest edition of Zoom Player is definitely worth a look. Some of the features include various presets for video playback, variable speeds for playback, multi-language support, and a programmable keyboard interface. The website for the player contains a number of screenshots, and detailed information about all of...

https://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml
View Resource Center for Digital Storytelling

There are many ways to tell stories about communities and individuals, and new developments in multimedia offer some rather compelling ways to do just that. One such organization interested in these types of projects is The Center for Digital Storytelling. In their work they offer workshops for organizations and individuals, along with providing a clearinghouse of information about resources on...

https://www.storycenter.org/
View Resource Greetings from Milwaukee: Selections from the Thomas and Jean Ross Bliffert Postcard Collection

For close to 80 years, Milwaukee was home to two rather prodigious postcard publishers, the L.L. Cook Company and the E.C. Kropp Company. Utilizing the latest technology, these two companies produced thousands of cards that detailed the city's built environment, and in doing so, creating an extensive visual archive of the city's history and culture. Recently, the University of...

https://uwm.edu/lib-collections/greetings-from-milwaukee/
View Resource Guardian Unlimited Podcasts

Manchester, England has given the world many things, including parts of the Industrial Revolution, their famous soccer team, and of course, the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian has distinguished itself over the years with its breadth of reporting, and they were also one of the first newspapers in the United Kingdom to offer podcasts. This website brings together all of their podcasts in one...

http://www.theguardian.com/audio
View Resource Mediashift

It seems like there is a never-ending flow of sites about digital media, and it times it can present an overwhelming challenge to decide which ones might be most useful. MediaShift is certainly one of the best, and it is led by Mark Glaser, noted journalist, critic, and media expert. With support from PBS, this site and weblog looks at how new media such as podcasts and citizen journalism are...

http://mediashift.org
View Resource Center for Digital Democracy

How is the Internet organized? Is it a democracy? Or is it increasingly controlled by large media corporations bent on limiting what people can do or see on various websites? These are valid questions, and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) is intimately involved with such matters. Founded in 2001, the CDD has worked on developing the campaign for an open broadband Internet, along with leading...

https://www.democraticmedia.org
View Resource Knight Digital Media Center

Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and created and maintained through a partnership between the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and the University of California - Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, the Knight Digital Media Center is a very nice resource for just about any type of working journalist. Visitors to the site will find...

http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/
View Resource Dipity

If you're looking to create a visually compelling and interactive timeline with little fuss, Dipity might be worth a look. With Dipity, visitors can create their own timeline, and populate it with photos, video clips, text, and other items. The mission of Dipity is "to organize the web's content by date and time", and it is well suited for use by journalists, government organizations, teachers,...

https://amser.org/
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