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One woman's incredible VHS collection will live forever on the Internet

One woman's incredible VHS collection will live forever on the Internet | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Marion Stokes taped the news for 30 years. Now the Internet Archive is digitizing her vision.

 

"When Marion Stokes passed away in 2012, she left behind a family and personal legacy. She also left 40,000 VHS and Betamax tapes in her Philadelphia home, filled with local and national news shows she’d dutifully recorded for three decades.

Last fall, her son, Michael Metelits, reached out to the Internet Archive, a San Francisco–based nonprofit focused on cataloging archived websites and digitizing cultural artifacts like TV shows, books, video, and live concerts.

Between 1976 and 2012, Stokes taped shows she thought might be important one day. Metelits says there were two triggers for her to start: The Iran hostage crisis of 1979, and CNN launching as a 24-hour news source. She wanted to catch news as it evolved. 

The Internet Archive took on her massive collection, and earlier this week, the first digitizations from the project were uploaded to the site for free download. It’s a talk show called Input, which Stokes coproduced with her husband, John Stokes Jr. The program aired Sunday mornings in Philadelphia between 1968 and 1971."

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The Internet Archive digitising Marion Stokes' vision after she left behind a legacy of news television recordings!

The passion of one person left behind a legacy of heritage! Very valuable!

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How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk

How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
14 pointers on finding sources and stories using social media...

 

"Finding sources, nurturing contacts and checking facts by phone have long been key to successful journalism. This guide on using social media to research stories outlines the many ways reporters can put those traditional journalism skills into practice on social media platforms.

The first problem in searching is one of noise. According to figures from March, more than 1 billion tweets were being posted every three days, so how can journalists sort the social media chaos and find contacts and stories?

This guide gathers tips from Malachy Browne, news editor of social news gathering agency Storyful; David Wyllie, an editor at Breaking News, a social media breaking news service owned by NBC News; and investigative journalist and trainer in advanced online research skills Colin Meek."

 

>> Valuable to Information Professionals as well. 


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Text correction in Aussie newspapers (crowdsourcing) - Youtube

Text correction in Aussie newspapers (crowdsourcing) - Youtube | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

TroveNLA's Channel - YouTube - Via Scoop.it - Future Trends in Libraries Rose Holley, Manager of Australian...

 

"Rose Holley, Manager of Australian Newspapers and Trove at the National Library of Australia speaks on the success of newspaper text correction by public volunteers. Over the last 3 years more than 40,000 online volunteers have improved the accuracy of searching within 150 years of Australian Newspapers. They have done this by correcting over 51 million lines of text. This activity is referred to as crowdsourcing..."

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See the News Your Friends Are Reading via The New Yahoo / Facebook 'Facebar'

See the News Your Friends Are Reading via The New Yahoo / Facebook 'Facebar' | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A logical and exciting way to share news with your friends,  just by clicking on their picture in your Facebar:

 

"Once a user opts into the service (via the new Facebook permissions screen), she will be able to see what news stories her friends have read on both Facebook and Yahoo News. This simple two-way stream of information makes it possible to discover news content through your friends."

 

If you read any news item in Facebook or Yahoo, click on the picture of one of your friends and see what they have been reading.  Brings News sharing into the 21st Century!

 

http://mashable.com/2011/09/22/facebook-yahoo-news/


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Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge

Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Expressedly designed for journalists and newsrooms Spundge is a unique social news discovery, curation and syndication platform that facilitates the discovery, selection and distribution of news content across multiple channels.

 

Spundge works with topic-specific containers called "notebooks", which you can create and configure to work around any specific topic, event, company or issue you are interested in following.

 

Spundge taps into YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Soundcloud and Facebook to gather relevant content around your specified topics, as well as into RSS feeds and OPML files that you specify. All these can then be easily filtered (by keyword, time, location, and language) and curated manually before being published inside any topic-specific "notebook".

 

Notebooks can be made public or private and their contents can be shared on all major social media networks as well as being syndicated outside of Splundge in a number of different ways.

 

The PRO version of Spundge adds a number of useful features to the free base version, including:

 

Custom editor - create, write, format and edit your own multimedia posts integrating text, images and video clips with extreme ease.

 

Personal customized dashboards - these allow you to collect and organize in one page streams from different notebooks, traffic and social sharing data and more.

 

Syndication - syndicate to major socia platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as well as to Wordpress and Mialchimp.

 

Collaboration - invite co-editors, curators, newsmasters to complement your work or to fuel a common newsroom activity allowing everyone to track, review, comment and edit individual notebooks.

 

Embedding - standard embed code to publish/integrate any notebook inside any website or blog page.

 

Analytics - Acces to detailed traffic data.

 

Smart attribution - Spundge automatically tracks original sources from where you are picking content, images or video clips and automatically credits them.

 

Custom sources - plug-in private RSS feeds or your own API to feed unique proprietary content into your notebooks.

 

Free version available.

 

Read The Nieman Journalism Lab review of Spundge: http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/09/first-look-spundge-is-software-to-help-journalists-to-manage-real-time-data-streams/

 

For more info: http://www.spundge.com/

 

 


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Tablet adoption lowers reading of physical books, newspapers, survey shows - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK

Tablet adoption lowers reading of physical books, newspapers, survey shows - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Matt Hamblen:

"More than half of tablet adopters are reading books and other media on their tablet screens instead of relying on paper, a survey finding that should serve as a warning to publishers to adapt quickly to electronic media, Gartner analysts said."


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The Future of Social Media: 38 Experts Share Their Predictions For 2012

The Future of Social Media: 38 Experts Share Their Predictions For 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Brian Rice wrote this piece for Business 2 Community

 

 

"What is in store for 2012? With only two months remaining until the end of the year, there is no better time than now to pause and take a look towards the future."

 

 

 

Here are a few things that caught my attention:

 

Elias Roman, CEO and co-founder of Songza

 

First, the easy prediction: more and more of the information we consume on a daily basis (from news to product reviews to entertainment) will come via the social media channels we have opted into and, more specifically, from the information filters we have chosen to subscribe to in those channels.

 

****In the short term, more information will come from more sources delivered through fewer channels.

 

Tony Ellison CEO from Shoplet.com

 

****Social media can insert the missing human touch and allow mankind to tap into the full potential of the internet. Because of this, it is going to transform eCommerce as we know it.

 

Loren McDonald, VP of Industry Relations at Silverpop

 

The convergence of mobile, social, local and email, or “mocial,” is forcing marketers to change the way they interact with customers and prospects to ensure that they are where their customers and prospects are, all the time. In 2012 and beyond, savvy marketers will need to cross promote between all channels.

 

Read full article [http://bit.ly/um8j7u]

 


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Karen du Toit's comment, November 3, 2011 8:07 AM
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Hi Karen, Thanks for rescooping this, nice to meet you here:-)
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