Tells you when a movie/tv series/etc. will be released on video/DVD/etc, including format changes (e.g. movie only available on VHS coming out on DVD). You can also sign up for email updates about specific titles.
A quick note to point out that the wonderful C-SPAN Video Library allows users to keyword search a mechanically generated transcript of last night’s debate and then easily view the video where the words are spoken. You can also embed the entire debate or specific portions of the program.
Two timelines are available for research.
1. “Text Timeline” with Search Box.
You can limit to words spoken by Lehrer, Obama, and Romney.
2. Graphical Timeline
Cursor over names to view transcript
I think I got this particular patron squared away, but now I’m wondering in general… What are good resources for finding old film/video? I know about the video available on Internet Archive, but what about other resources, especially for government-produced film?
I don’t know if this will be of use anyone but me, but I was trying to go over the Computers in Libraries sessions (both those I attended and those I didn’t) to find what I could of the presentation slides/handouts/blog posts and I was getting bogged down in links and files, so I made these lists of links. If anyone knows of stuff that could be on here that I missed, do let me know (use the ‘ask me anything’ link).
You share music, rip DVDs, make Hitler whine about your first world problems, and much more in the course of your regular online activities—and more often than not, you do these things without giving a thought to the fact that you’re actually breaking the law. Here’s a look at how you’re inevitably circumventing copyright law and what you can do to protect yourself.
During the last year Netflix managed to outgrow BitTorrent in terms of the amount of US Internet traffic it generates. A promising finding for Hollywood as it shows that there’s an overwhelming interest for the legal movie streaming service. At TorrentFreak we wondered what might happen if all US BitTorrent users made the switch to Netflix, and the results of this exploration are quite intriguing.
» via TorrentFreak
What interested me the most comes at the very end:
It shows that even when you assume that 90% of all US BitTorrent traffic is dedicated to video piracy, the added revenue for Hollywood in 2010 would have been less than the amount they paid to the MPAA. That is, if all BitTorrent users switched to Netflix.
The real added revenue if BitTorrent disappeared would of course be a fraction of this, as not everyone would start paying.
Social Media Revolution 2011
LibrarianInBlack: Libraries Got Screwed by Amazon and Overdrive
A bit of fun: The Boxing Cats, courtesy of Thomas Edison in 1894.