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Uncensored Interview: 1000+ creative commons licensed videos of interviews with musicians

Posted by lindyjb on March 8, 2009

uiFor independent music fans, Uncensored Interview provides free, downloadable creative-commons licensed short videos of uncensored conversations with various bands. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for music fans to get to know their favorite bands and artists “via candid conversations that cover everything from the topical to the personal to the frivolous and absurd.” Over 1000 videos have been released.

For an example of a video from UI, here’s a short clip of Nellie McKay talking about pirating music and the Recording Industry.

Doctorow, C. (5 March, 2009) Uncensored Interview Releases 1000+ Creative Commons Theora Videos
Benenson, F. (5 March, 2009).  Uncensored Interview Releases 1000+ Creative Commons Theora Videos

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My Coming Out: The Development of My Librarian Identity

Posted by lindyjb on March 8, 2009

This is a video I created for my LIS 5313 (Design & Media Production) class. One of our major projects was to create a digital story based on a specific experience in our lives that has importance to who we are. I chose to create a video based on the evolution of discovering my “librarian identity.” I used my previous life graduate experience in Student Personnel in Higher Education (i.e., fancy word for Student Affairs) by incorporating student identity theory. Loosely based on Cass’s 1979 model of sexual identity development, I created four stages of figuring out that I was (well, I want to be) a librarian. I tried to incorporate a light-hearted, humorous tone.

more about “My Coming Out: The Development of My …“, posted with vodpod

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Jon Stewart explains Twitter

Posted by lindyjb on March 4, 2009

Being a Twitter user myself, I can appreciate Jon Stewart discussing Twitter on The Daily Show. It’s kinda funny.

more about “John Stewart explains Twitter“, posted with vodpod

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Inauguration: HBO live feed of events

Posted by lindyjb on January 19, 2009

Update from previous post (1/20):
Find Live feeds and videos of the inauguration on:

You can also watch the January 18 inaugural celebration and concert from HBO at This site also has photos of the event, though not as many as Obama’s pic2009 page.


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Flip Video

Posted by lindyjb on January 9, 2009

Ooh! We got a flip video at my office. I brought it home to try it out. Not bad quality, though the director could have done a better job! I think Casper did a good job though – she is quite the actress.

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The Librarian (1947)

Posted by lindyjb on December 31, 2008

I have an affection for old, retro stuff. It’s funny to watch these old movies to see how much things have changed (and stayed the same!)

The Librarian (1947).

I cannot seem to get the movie to upload to WordPress. :(

The original post of the film can be found on the Internet Archive.

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LIS 5313: Twitter Tools

Posted by lindyjb on December 8, 2008

I created a video as part of my LIS 5313 web 2.0 article. (We had to incorporate media into our posting). I decided to focus on the third-party applications and tools that make Twitter so easy to use and so accessible. I based it on the top 10 applications/tools that libraries/librarians in my survey research mentioned they used to enhance their experience with Twitter.

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Non-MLIS-related: Cash for gold commercial

Posted by lindyjb on November 23, 2008

I’m sorry, but I have to share this with all of you. I have been working on my web 2.0 article for LIS 5313 and the TV is on in the background…

Ever seen the Cash for Gold commercial?

Silly! Take a look and have a laugh. My favorite part is where a woman pops up on the screen and gleefully declares:

I sent in my diamond wedding band from my first marriage and got money the very next day!

Wow! That lady cracks me up.

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Mashups: the fastest growing ecosystem on the planet?

Posted by lindyjb on November 23, 2008

David Berland, executive director of ZDNet, proclaims that mashups are “the fastest growing ecosystem in the internet.” What exactly is a “mashup” any way? Check out Mr. Berland’s video below to find out more about this growing Internet phenomenon.

Some examples of Mashups:

Flickrvision is a combination of pictures from the Flickr website and Google Maps. Flickrvision shows pictures as they are updated and entered into the Flickr website and where those pictures are being uploaded. Flickrvision offers a 3D version as well.

Twittervision - Much like Flickrvision, Twittervision shows up-to-the-minute updates of twitter comments. It is a mashup of Twitter and Google Maps. Twittervision offers a 3D option where one can see updates on the globe in 3D.

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service: This mashup with Google Earth and local emergency and disaster information services shows major ongoing emergencies in the world. Check out the map and click on any of the icons to see what is going on in that area (i.e., earthquake, flooding, etc). More detailed information (a summary of the event, situation update, photos, etc) is incorporated if you click on the links.

TuneGlue is a mashup of (a UK-based internet radio and community website) and TuneGlue is an extensive online music mapping mechanism which utilizes relational data from to make focused and accurate music recommendations to music fans. TuneGlue is a user-generated site that mashes with to link consumers to recommended artists, websites and retailers, and is based on the comparison of the listening preferences and profiles of other music fans.

To find out more information about Mashups:

I recommend starting with This website is GREAT! You can search for mashups or browse the various categories. also has information on what APIs (application programming interface) to use (i.e., Google Maps,, Yahoo, eBay, Flickr, etc.) how to create mashups (code, tools and resources) — just in case you were wanting to create your own! ProgrammableWeb is where you can keep up with what’s new and interesting with mashups, Web 2.0 APIs, and the new Web as Platform. Bookmark this site!

Question to consider:

After watching Mr. Berland’s video and checking out the sites above, do you agree that mashups are the future of the “web 2.0″ revolution?

Photos: Flickrvision 3D & TuneGlue screen shots by Lindy B.
Video: What are Mashups? – posted by YouTube user ariosamba.

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LIS 5313: Our Past Shapes Our Future

Posted by lindyjb on November 23, 2008

This is our first video project. As a class, we all used the same 45 seconds of music, but each video was unique because of the differences in interpretation. Please note, the video was created in October, before the results of the Presidential Election.


All pictures for the movie were gathered from Flickr and have Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 2.0 Generic, Attribution 2.0 Generic and Attribution 2.0 Generic licenses.

2025: Our Past Shapes Our Future is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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