Special Lecture (11) On: The Open Video Project: Research and Practice


Mr. Gary Marchionini
Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor

This talk will describe the interplay between building a functioning service and conducting human-information interaction research. The Open Video Digital Library was developed a decade ago as a resource for the education and research communities and as a platform for investigation of non-textual and multimedia surrogates. The DL is used by thousands of people around the world. More than a dozen user studies have advanced our understanding of how people search and use digital video.


About Speaker :

Gary Marchionini is Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina where he serves as Dean of the school. He formerly taught courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries. He heads the Interaction Design Laboratory at SILS. His Ph.D. is from Wayne State University in mathematics education with an emphasis on educational computing. He was previously professor in the College of Library and Information Services at the University of Maryland and a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (1983-1998).

He is Principal Investigator for the Results Framework Project funded by NSF (2008-2011) and organized the Information Seeking Support System Workshop with NSF support in June of 2008. He was the PI for a collaborative project funded by the National Cancer Institute to develop usability guidelines for personal health records (PHRs) and PI for a NSF project that investigated the efficacy of Second Life for preserving ephemeral information.

He received a Google Faculty Research Award in 2010 to support work on banner blindness in web search (with Felix Portnoy) He received an IBM Faculty Research Award for 2006-07 to work on digital video surrogate creation and metadata evaluation. He also received a Google Research Award to develop the Information in Life Video Series (2007-08) for the UNC-CH YouTube Educational Video Channel.

Venue : International School of Information Management, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore on the 19th of February, 2011.

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Mr. Athif Mohammed
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