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Mind map of ACM 2009 Presentation on the Community Media Archive project. Interactive Mind Map - ACM 2009 Presentation
The Community Media Archive hosted by The Internet Archive (archive.org) gathers the diverse local programs created through community access - including local non-commercial television channels on cable television systems serving a wide range of Public, Education and Government (PEG) purposes.

Thousands of community groups and over one million volunteer producers, directors, presenters and technical staff participate in PEG access production annually. These efforts result in more than 20,000 hours of new local programming each week!

Programs in this Collection are shared from Community Media Centers around the country (Do It Yourself Archiving) or collected from their Youtube or Vimeo channels (Archiving As a Service).

If you're interested in finding out more about the Community Media Archive or contributing video to it, contact john@accesshumboldt.net

If you're looking for back issues of the Community Media Review, the journal of the Alliance for Community Media and it's predecessor organization, the National Federation of Local Cable Providers, you'll find them here

History

The Community Media Archive started as a partnership between The Internet Archive and Access Humboldt in late 2008. It has since expanded and been used to archive video by over 450 Access Centers, Government Entities and several community media producers from around the country.

During the fall of 2008, Access Humboldt prototyped an automated link between their Telvue Princeton playback server and the Internet Archive. However, shows were being uploaded to the generic Open Source Movies collection. They were looking for more of a "presence" on archive.org and found that a "collection" was needed in order to get a "landing page" on archive.org. In addition to solving their own issue, they decided to approach archive.org about setting up a Community Media collection to establish a place for other centers.

In December of 2008, a conversation between Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, and Sean McLaughlin, Executive Director of Access Humboldt led to a collection manager being assigned to the project and the establishment of the Access Humboldt collection as a sub collection of the Community Media and News and Public Affairs collections of the Internet Archive.

In April of 2009, Access Humboldt contacted WCCA TV in Worcester, MA. Searches of archive.org showed that WCCA had uploaded several hundred shows over the past 3 years, but that they were uploaded to the generic Open Source Movies collection. After WCCA joined the CMA, the several hundred previously posted shows were added to their new collection by the Internet Archive staff.

In July of 2009, John and Jesse presented their work on the Community Media Archive at the 2009 Alliance of Community Media national conference in Portland. The presentation emphasized the technology-agnostic character of the CMA, the benefits of partnering with The Internet Archive and how other community media centers could get set up as contributors to the CMA. As a result, additional centers expressed interest in joining the CMA.

In February 2010, John started work on an Enhanced Metadata project for video files on the Internet Archive. Details were gathered for every video uploaded to archive.org from 2006 through June 30, 2010 (yes, all 445,000 of them). The key fields missing from the Internet Archive's search engine were runtime and video quality (screen size, a/v parameters, bitrate). In time for the ACM 2010 conference in Pittsburgh, a list was produced of all 2,700 MPEG2 videos with a screen resolution of 720x480 and a runtime of 27 minutes to an 1 hour and 2 minutes was distributed with hyperlinks to the show's detail page and a download link to the MPEG2 version on archive.org (see 30-60.xls link in the ACM 2010 Presentation Links below). These are the videos that would be the best candidates for re-broadcast on a PEG channel because they shouldn't need to be transcoded. Further filters could be added based on the presence of key words in the description or subject fields.

In early 2011, John identified 3 NASA children's education series (NASA Connect, Destination Tomorrow and NASA Science Files) from the list of MPEG2 video distributed at the 2010 ACM conference. the 3 series comprised 37 hours of video in 61 episodes. He scripted the download of these episodes from the Internet Archive, and wrote an interface to Facil's program table to automatically insert the metadata for these episodes into Facil as well as automating the insert of the MPEG2 video files into the Princeton B3400 playback server. As a result, the 61 episodes were ready for inclusion in Access Humboldt's schedule without further manual data entry.

In preparation for the 2011 ACM conference, John created summaries of the items uploaded, number of downloads, file size of derived and original files for collections in the Community Media Archive and related collections like those of the Open Media Project.

At the 2011 ACM conference, he presented a proposal for a Community Media Archive upload service which would allow access centers without adequate bandwidth or IT resources to get their video added to the Community Media Archive using SDHC cards and postal mail. Access Humboldt is looking for 3-5 access centers who would like to particpate in the pilot of this upload service.

As a result of a discussion at the conference, the Open Media Project and it's subcollections, Denver Open Media and BAVC, merged with the Community Media Archive collection.

Shortly after the conference, the Community Media Archive collection was made available on the Roku box as part of an unofficial Internet Archive channel. To add this channel to your Roku box, go to https://owner.roku.com/add/NMJS5

In the spring of 2012, John created a "TED Talks" collection on archive.org that contained MPEG2 versions of talks without trailing commercials. At the beginning of the project, there were over 400 talks that contained trailing commercials. By July of 2012, the number had shrunk to about 40. The collection is updated daily Monday - Friday. The collection was meant to demonstrate how rich metadata aids in discovery of new items and to encourage media centers to more fully describe their submissions.

At the 2012 ACM conference in Chicago, John presented a 90 minute workshop on the Community Media Archive project and how to get started with it.

In the fall of 2012, John assisted Somerville Community Access TV with establishing a collection and uploading over 400 videos from their backlog of programs.

In early 2013, John returned to his "enhanced metadata" project of 2010 to demonstrate the value of adding metadata after an item had been uploaded to the Internet Archive. Using the Access Humboldt collection as a test, he identified that 75% of the 3,400 items in the collection could be associated with 66 series. After review and correction by Jerusha Wilhelmi, AH's Media Distribution Manager, he uploaded a "series" metadata element to 2,774 items in the collection. Using "series:series_name" notation combined with the "one button" RSS feed generator on the archive's "advanced search" page, visitors can now subscribe to series by RSS feed. Similar "series name" analysis has been performed on Worcester's, Denver's and Seattle's collections. Updates of those collection with series name is awaiting approval of the respective Access Centers.

Late Jaunuary 2013, the Roku channel that contains the Community Media Archive collections from the Internet Archive was updated to include the following access centers: Dakota Media Accesss, Denver Open Media, Foxboro Cable Access, Maine Community TV Archives, Media Edge, Mendocino Coast TV, PhillyCAM, Rogue Valley TV , Seattle Community Media, Somerville Community Access Television.

In March 2013, John helped the Veterans Helping Veterans program and it's producer Sheryl Shaffer, get a collection established on the Internet Archive. This show had been distributed via bliptv, pegmedia.org, youtube and social media. John uploaded the backlog of 19 shows from DVD copies. He also started downloading current episodes from youtube and transcoding MPEG2 versions for the collection for download by other access centers.

In May 2013, at the 2013 ACM conference in San Francisco, John reprised his 90 minute workshop on the Community Media Archive project and how to get started with it. The workshop featured Wendy Blom who presented a case study of how Somerville Community Access TV organized their collection of ~1500 videotapes and digitized them using interns from Simmons College. Hard drives containing the metadata and video files were then shipped to John who automated their upload to the Internet Archive.

He also appeared on a panel entitled "Leave It to the Experts: Leveraging Archive.org and Creative Commons for PEG Licensing" with Tony Shawcross, Executive Director Open Media Foundation, Roger MacDonald, Director of the Television Archive at Internet Archive, Alexis Rossi, Director of Collections at the Internet Archive and Mike Linksvayer, Senior Fellow and former CTO of Creative Commons.

John organized "An Evening at the Archive", an after conference visit to the Internet Archive featuring a reception, tour, and presentations by Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, Tony Shawcross, Executive Director of the Open Media Foundation and John for attendees of the ACM (Alliance for Community Media) and NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters) conferences.

In October 2013, John travelled to Massachusetts to meet with Amherst Media, the first community media center to apply for and receive a grant for archiving their video under the state Community Preservation Act. He also visited Easton, MA where Jason Daniels organized a meetup of Southeastern MA access centers interested in archiving their video. Representatives from Attleboro, Brockton, Bridgewater, Bridgewater State University, Canton, Easton and Stoughton attended. James Jones of Attleboro Access Cable System brought a hard drive with 1,858 MPEG2 videos (and associated metadata). John uploaded the videos to DoubleACS's collection in the Community Media Archive. He briefly visited Arlington Community Media before heading to the ACM North East Regional fall conference. John and Nick Ring of Amherst Media jointly presented the workshop "Archiving with the Internet Archive".

Later that month, he travelled to San Jose to present "De-Geeking the Community Media Archive" at the ACM Western Regional conference with co-presenters Ann Theis of the Open Media Foundation and Randy Van Dalsen of WeTheMedia.tv.

In the spring of 2014, John traveled to Dayton, OH to present "Archiving with the Internet Archive" at the Central States ACM Regional Conference. After the conference, he visited the locations of the Miami Valley Communications Council, Dayton Access Television and CitiCable of Cincinnati for in depth meetings about video archiving.

John spent the summer playing with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black, Cubieboard, Cubox and ODroid hardware. These are small, inexpensive (< $100) single board computers that show promise for a number of applications related to automated uploads and downloads of video.

In an effort to help Access Centers with the bulk uploading of video programs to the Internet Archive, John is developing a USB thumb drive in Portable Apps format that contains perl, the language used by the bulk uploader program ias3upload.pl and sample spreadsheets with metadata. Proof of concept has been completed and beta testing will begin in September 2014. By distributing the upload program and metadata spreadsheet as a portable thumb drive, he hopes to lower the technical barriers to uploading video and enable access centers that don't have IT staff.

In October of 2014, John traveled to Northern Vermont to meet with representatives from several access centers in the state and members of the Vermont Access Network to discuss best practices for archiving and how to use the Internet Archive as a backend for a statewide archive and sharing service. He presented a workshop on "Do It Yourself Archiving" at the ACM Northeast Regional Conference with co-presenter James Jones of Attleboro Access Cable System. He also organized a roundtable session "Content Swap - Non-Local Video for your TV Channel" where participants exchanged broadcast ready versions of their favorite series.

Later that month, he is scheduled to travel to Ventura CA to present workshops on DIY Archiving and Programming Content Swap Meet at the ACM Western Regional Conference.

During the winter, John developed his "Youtube Archive" gateway project, which automates much of the effort of transferring metadata and video from Youtube to the Internet Archive. The 1,000 items added to the newly created Royal Society for the Arts and the Peak Moment collections are prototypes of this automation. Access Centers interested in this effort should contact John for more information.

As part of the continuing effort to help others visualize the "Youtube Archive" project, John has created photo mosaics of Access leaders where the mosaic tiles are thumbnails of Youtube videos from the appropriate Youtube channels. Results can be seen in the 2015 Session Links below.

In August 2015, John moderated a panel discussion on "Online Community Engagement" at the ACM National Conference in Pasadena. He also showcased various efforts in the "Tools, Technologies, and Initiatives to Know About" workshop session at the conference.

At the Awards Luncheon of the National Conference, John was presented with the 2015 Buske Leadership Award for his work with the Community Media Archive. Text of his awards acceptance speech can be found below.

In early September, John presented a PEG Experts webinar hosted by Tightrope Media Systems on "Hosting & Sharing your Media on Internet Archive".

John worked with Michael Eisenmenger, Executive Director of Marin TV, to archive High Definition versions of Spanish language TV shows of the Mexican Internet TV collective, Rompeviento TV. These activist journalists produce 9-12 hours of Spanish language TV a week focused on current events in Mexico. The HD versions are uploaded to the Internet Archive and a version suitable for re-broadcast on Public Access TV stations (SD NTSC letterboxed MPEG2) is automatically created. See the Rompeviento TV collection. Access Centers interested in re-broadcasting episodes of Rompeviento TV should email Michael and let him know which series they'll be airing.

In November he presented his DIY Archiving Workshop featuring a case study presented by Kayla Creamer of Amherst Media at the ACM-NE Regional Conference in Hartford CT, Nov 19,20.

John traveled to Ottawa Ontario to speak on a panel on Archiving Community Media and present a workshop on DIY Archiving with the Internet Archive at the first national Community Media conference in Canada, held at Carelton University, Ottawa, Ontario Nov 22-24.

In early 2016, John ran several large scale tests of his Youtube to Internet Archive idea by creating the following collections in the Community Media Archive from the respective Youtube channels:

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network https://archive.org/details/saintpaulneighborhoodnetwork?sort=-date

Missoula Community Access Television https://archive.org/details/mcatcollection

Hingham Community Access Television https://archive.org/details/hinghammedia

KMVT15 Silicon Valley Community Media https://archive.org/details/kmvt15

MetroEast Community Media Center https://archive.org/details/metroeast

Mid Peninsula Media Center https://archive.org/details/midpenmediacenter

Community Media Center of Marin https://archive.org/details/cmcmtv

Capital Community Television https://archive.org/details/cctvsalem

Community Television Network, Ann Arbor https://archive.org/details/ctnannarbor

Dayton Access Television https://archive.org/details/datvdayton

HOM TV https://archive.org/details/homtvmeridian

North Reading Community Access and Media https://archive.org/details/northreadingcommunityaccess

St. Louis TV https://archive.org/details/stltv

Naperville Community Television https://archive.org/details/napervillecommunitytelevision

Janesville Access TV https://archive.org/details/janesvilleaccesstv


In other cases, he updated collections that had been dormant with Youtube or Vimeo videos:

Columbia Access Television https://archive.org/details/cat_tv

Davis Media Access https://archive.org/details/davismedia

PhillyCAM https://archive.org/details/phillycam

RevereTV https://archive.org/details/revere-tv

Somerville Community Access Television https://archive.org/details/somervillecommunityaccesstelevision

Cambridge Community Television https://archive.org/details/cctv_cambridge

Fall River Community Television https://archive.org/details/frctv


He continues to work on techniques to automate the download of series from various online providers.

Series with Broadcast Ready MPEG2 versions downloadable from the Internet Archive

Aspen Ideas Festival Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Big Ideas Festival Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Big History Project Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Global Connections Television Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Green Card Voices Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Intelligence Squared US Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

The Laura Flanders Show RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

MediaEdge RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Peak Moment RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

PopTech RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Rompeviento TV (Spanish language) RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

The Royal Society for the Arts RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Tedtalks RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

STEM in 30 RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

Veterans Helping Veterans veteranshelpingveterans Internet Archive Collection Page RSS Feed Last 50 Episodes Bittorrent Subscription Link

2017 ACM North East Regional Conference

PDF version with Hyperlinks of John's segment of Innovative Tips, Designs & Tools For Your Organization, Members & Yourself! Session

Text version of John's segment of Innovative Tips, Designs & Tools For Your Organization, Members & Yourself! Session

Various generations of Wireless Offline Sharing Devices from Raspiberry Pi Pirate Box to Sandisk Connect USB Stick

John's Bio

2017 ACM National Conference

HTML version of slides

PDF version of slides

Metadata Cheat Sheet PDF

Internet Archive Advanced Search Cheat Sheet and RSS Feed Examples

Community Media Archive statistics as of 07/05/2017

Knight Media Lab Timeline JS Hyperlinked Agenda Example


updated text of ACM video remarks regarding the Community Media Archive and the Youtube->Archive project

Sample Metadata from Vimeo Collection - Citicable Misc Civic Videos

Sample Metadata from Youtube Collection - Miami Valley Communications Council Videos

Jonathan Minard's Documentary segment about the Internet Archive

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

Nationwide Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

John's Bio

Session Proposal

2017 ACM Central States Regional Conference

HTML version of slides

PDF version of slides

updated text of ACM video remarks regarding the Community Media Archive and the Youtube->Archive project

Sample Metadata from Vimeo Collection - Citicable Misc Civic Videos

Sample Metadata from Youtube Collection - Miami Valley Communications Council Videos


Jonathan Minard's Documentary segment about the Internet Archive

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

Community Media Archive statistics as of 10/10/2016

Nationwide Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

John's Bio

Session Proposal

Regional Presentation Notes

2016 Access Humboldt Board Study Session Materials

HTML version of slides

PDF version of slides

text of ACM video remarks regarding the Community Media Archive and the Youtube->Archive project

Jonathan Minard's Documentary segment about the Internet Archive

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

Community Media Archive statistics as of 10/10/2016

Nationwide Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

2016 ACM National Conference

HTML Version of Slides

PDF version of Slides

PDF version of Jim's DoubleACS Archiving Case Study Slides

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

John's bio

Community Media Archive statistics as of 07/31/2016

F/ACM video segment remarks

PDF version of text of ACM video remarks regarding the Community Media Archive

MP3 version of Voiceover Audio of ACM video remarks regarding the Community Media Archive

Civic Video Tagging Project

Civic Video Tagging Project Proposal

basic how to info with Fortuna City Council linked agenda example

2016 Midwest ACM Regional Conference

Single Slide Breakfast Presentation

John's Bio

Youtube -> Archive Project Notes

Example Collection - Dakota Media Access

2015 Buske Award Acceptance Remarks introducing the Youtube -> Archive project

Example Collection imported from Youtube Channel - Janesville Access TV

Midwest Region subset of Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

Wisconsin Community Media subset of Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

US/Canadian Statistics on Access Centers and Government Use use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

2016 Central States ACM Regional Conference

John's Bio

Youtube -> Archive Project Notes

2015 Buske Award Acceptance Remarks introducing the Youtube -> Archive project

Central States Region subset of Statistics on Access Centers and Government use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 4/18/2016

Nationwide Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 04/18/2016

2016 League of Women Voters Community Participation Fair

Photo mosaic image of Access Humboldt's sign made from televised Government Meeting thumbnails

Photo mosaic image of Access Humboldt t-shirts made from televised Government Meeting thumbnails]

Community Media Convergence 2015 Ottawa Presentation Links

HTML version of Panel Presentation

Photo Mosaic of Conference Banner - tiles are from Youtube videos from Canadian Community TV channels

Summarized Statistics on Canadian Community Media use of Youtube and Vimeo as of 2015/11/15

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Jason Scott's Internet Archive Reference Photo Set - 225 pictures of the SF facility, May 2013


HTML version of Workshop

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Advanced Search Cheat Sheet and RSS Feed Examples

ACM 2015 North East Regional Conference Presentation Links

HTML version of DIY Archiving with the Internet Archive Presentation

PDF version of DIY Archiving with the Internet Archive Presentation

HTML version of Amherst Media Archive Presentation

PDF version of Amherst Media Archive Presentation

PDF of Amherst Media Archive Presentation Notes


Amherst Media photo mosaic made from of Amherst_Media archive.org thumbnails

photo mosaic made from of Amhert Media Archives archive.org thumbnails

James Jones photo mosaic made from of DoubleACS archive.org thumbnails

hyperlinked meeting agenda


Innovative Tips, Designs and Tools session demo

PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 11/01/2015

Tightrope Media Systems PEG Experts webinar - Hosting & Sharing your Media on Internet Archive

Presentation Outline and Notes

PDF version of Slides

Example script to download torrent files of last 50 items to a "watch" directory for a Bittorrent client

Example script to download MPEG2 and metadata files of last 50 items to a destination directory

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 9/01/2015

Daniel Krawczyk photo mosaic image made from PEG Media Partners Youtube thumbnails

Webinar Q&A

Youtube video of the Webinar presentation

ACM 2015 National Conference Presentation Links

ACM 2015 Buske Leadership Award Acceptance Remarks

Video of the Buske Leadership Award Presentation and Acceptance Speech


Session Description for "Expanding Your Access Mission: Online Community Engagement

Session Presentations

Audrey Barnes PowerPoint Slides

Nanette Hobson PowerPoint Slides

Erica Jones PowerPoint Slides

John Hauser PDF 11 things for Access Centers to Know About Youtube and their Channel


Spreadsheet version of Access Centers, Governments, Schools & Libraries use of Youtube & Vimeo Statistics as of 7/29/2015

Spreadsheet version of Schools use of Youtube & Vimeo Statistics as of 5/19/2015

Spreadsheet version of Libraries use of Youtube & Vimeo Statistics as of 5/19/2015


PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 8/01/2015

Erica Jones photo mosaic image made from Somerville Community Access TV Youtube thumbnails

Mike Wassenaar photo mosaic made from Saint Paul Neighborhood Network Youtube thumbnails

Daniel Krawczyk photo mosaic image made from PEG Media Partners Youtube thumbnails

Access Humboldt photo mosaic test of using Internet Archive thumbnails for tiles

SHLB Conference Logo as a Photo Mosaic made from libraries Youtube thumbnails


Tools, Technologies and Initiatives to Know About session demo

SHLB 2015 Conference Links

Presentation Notes

Statistics on Libraries use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 5/15/2015

Statistics on Schools use of Youtube - as of 5/15/2015

SHLB Conference Logo as a Photo Mosaic made from libraries Youtube thumbnails

ACM 2015 MidWestern Regional Conference Presentation Session Links

Presentation Notes

Midwestern Region subset of Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 4/27/2015

Nationwide Statistics on Access Centers use of Youtube/Vimeo - as of 4/27/2015

Daniel Krawczyk photo mosaic image made from PEG Media Partners Youtube thumbnails

Erica Jones photo mosaic image made from Somerville Community Access TV Youtube thumbnails

Mike Wassenaar photo mosaic made from Saint Paul Neighborhood Network Youtube thumbnails

ACM 2014 Western Regional Conference Presentation Session Links

PDF version of the DIY Archiving presentation

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Community Media Archive on the Roku

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 9/21/2014

PDF version of Community Media Archive "News" Statistics as of 9/08/2014

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Advanced Search Cheat Sheet and RSS Feed Examples

ACM 2014 North East Regional Conference Presentation Links

PDF version of the DIY Archiving presentation for CCTV meeting

PDF version of the DIY Archiving presentation

PDF version of Jim Jones' DoubleACS Case Study on Archiving

HTML Version of Community Media Archive mindmap

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Community Media Archive on the Roku

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

10 Things for Media Makers to Know About Public Access TV

PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 9/30/2014

PDF version of Community Media Archive "News" Statistics as of 9/08/2014

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Advanced Search Cheat Sheet and RSS Feed Examples


Session Proposal for the Programming Swap Meet

Programming Swap Meet Outline

Programming Swap MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap Tedtalks MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap AH Single Programs MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap AH Short Stuff MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap Khan Academy Biodiversity MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap Khan Academy Benjamin Franklin/Declaration of Independence MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap Veterans Helping Veterans MPEG2 File Summary

Programming Swap Your Sanctuary TV MPEG2 File Summary

ACM 2014 Central States Regional Conference Presentation Links

PDF version of the presentation

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Community Media Archive on the Roku

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Archiving

PDF version of Community Media Archive Statistics as of 4/28/2014

PDF version of Community Media Archive "News" Statistics as of 4/28/2014

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Advanced Search Cheat Sheet and RSS Feed Examples

ACM 2013 Western Regional Conference Presentation Links

PDF version of John's Slides

PDF version of Ann Theis's slides - Denver Open Media's Use of the Internet Archive

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Search and RSS Feed Examples

ACM 2013 North Eastern Regional Conference Presentation Links

PDF Version of Archiving with the Internet Archive presentation

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Search and RSS Feed Examples


Amherst Media's Community Media Archive Effort and the Community Preservation Act

PDF Combined presentations


Links from Jim Lescault

Text of Community Preservation Act

Wikipedia article on Community Preservation Act

National Archive's Diane LeBlanc speech on digitization panel at MassAccess Spring mini conference April 2012

Massachusetts State Historic Records Advisory Board Roving Archivist - Rachel Onuf Report on Amherst Media

Massachusetts State Board of Archivists Web Site

National Archives Boston Office web Site

ACM 2013 Presentation Links

PDF Version of Community Media Archive presentation

HTML Version of Community Media Archive mindmap

Wendy Blom's Case Study of Somerville Community Access TV

iPhone Screenshots of the Community Media Archive on the Roku

Jonathan Minard's Documentary about Archiving - Internet Archive segment

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Search and RSS Feed Examples


"Leave it to the Experts" PDF version of slides for the Leave It to the Experts panel


"An Evening at the Archive" PDF event flier

"An Evening at the Archive" PDF version of Community Media Archive status report slides

Professor John Higgins photos of the Evening at the Archive event, May 31 2013

Jason Scott's Internet Archive Reference Photo Set - 225 pictures of the SF facility, May 2013

ACM 2012 Presentation Links

Session Abstract

Session Outline - Draft

PDF version of Session Slides

HTML Version of Presentation

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

PDF Version of Statistics for the Community Media Archive and Related Collections as of 07/08/2012

Internet Archive Feature Stack Diagram - Bold Version

ACM 2011 Presentation Links

Prepared remarks for session

PDF copy of Slide showing the number of minutes required to upload 1 hour of SD MPEG2 video encoded at 5Mbps at various broadband speeds

PDF copy of spreadsheet showing the number of minutes required to upload 1 hour of SD MPEG2 video encoded at 5Mbps at various broadband speeds

Spreadsheet of various cost factors (media, frequency, postage, fees) that would affect the cost of using "snail mail" to send video to the Community Media Archive through a center with fast upload bandwidth.

PDF of Statistics for the Community Media Archive and related collections as of 07/07/11

Two page PDF version of John's vision (2010-11-10) for the future of the CMA

ACM 2010 Presentation Links

Session Abstract

Session Outline

PDF version of Scope of Internet Archive Video Collections

Internet Archive URLs of Interest

Internet Archive Search and RSS Feed Examples

Example SQL - 30-60.sql

Spreadsheet version of 30-60 output with hyperlinks to detail pages and MPEG2 download links - 30-60.xls

Jesse's quick sample application to parse Internet Archive's RSS feed; download MPEG2 and watch 512Kb MPEG4 versions


ACM 2009 Presentation Handouts

PDF version of ACM 2009 Presentation Session Handout

Interactive HTML version of ACM 2009 Presentation

Automation

Access Humboldt has been developing an automated system to contribute presenters content to the Community Media Archive at the Internet Archive. John Hauser, the lead in developing relations with Internet Archive was also in charge of designing, programming, and implementing the automation software to allow the Access Humboldt operations team a hands-off approach while ensuring all content ends up online. Initially the system was developed to draw all necessary metadata and MPEG2 files directly from Telvue's Princeton Server. As Access Humboldt migrated to use Facil for it's programming interface we redeveloped the software to pull all program metadata directly from Facil and connect to the files located on the Princeton Server's storage system. Once combined and inserted into a database the upload process to Internet Archive begins. Once the file upload is complete and verified Internet Archive handles the transcode process to provide more web-friendly formats such as h.264 encoded MPEG4 fies and Ogg Theora. Once the files are available at archive.org they can be downloaded at full MPEG2 broadcast quality or viewed online in an embedded video player. In depth Internet Archive automation details


Documentation

URLS for Community Media Archive Presentations