SURA/ViDe workshop early registration closing

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Early registration is closing Feb. 22 for the Sixth Annual SURA/ViDe
Digital Video Workshop in Indianapolis, March 22-25, 2004. Register now
for $175. After Feb. 22, registration will be $225.

Details follow, but of special interest to members of this list are
three sessions on Wednesday, March 24, hosted by Kristine Brancolini,
Director of the Indiana University Digital Library Program, and Jon
Dunn, Assistant Director for Technology for the Digital Library Program.

The first session, on Digital Rights Management, will include an
overview by Grace Agnew, Rutgers University; a presentation on MPEG21 by
Brad Gandee, ContentGuard; and a presentation on using DRM in continuing
education by Robert Middleton, University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The second session, on Digital Video in Libraries and Archives, will
include a presentation by Jerry McDonough, New York University Digital
Library Team (the creator of the Metadata Encoding & Transmission
Standard - METS); a presentation on how to select video systems for
libraries by Allan Rough, University of Maryland Libraries; and a
presentation on Indiana University's ethnomusicological digital video
archive project by Will Cowan, Indiana University.

The third session, on Collaborative Collection Development, will include
a presentation on Digital Well by Jim DeRoest, ResearchChannel; a report
on the status of the Moving Image Collections Project (sponsored by
National Science Foundation, Library of Congress, and the Association of
Moving Image Archivists) by Grace Agnew, Rutgers University; and a
description of SURFnet's video portal to support education and research
in the Netherlands by Egon Verharen, SURFnet.

This year's workshop, sponsored by RADVision and Microsoft, includes the
following program highlights:

  * Keynote speaker Fred Kitson, director of the Mobile and Media
Systems Lab, Hewlett Packard

  * Digital video over IP, including telemedicine and classroom

  * H.350 and PBS post-conference workshop previews

  * Second day tracks on
        - Managing digital media collections
        - Digital rights management
        - Data collaboration
        - MPEG4
        - International initiatives
        - Multicasting and AccessGrid
        - Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
        - K-12 applications
        - Extreme video (very high bandwidth)
        - Accessibility

Early registration will also close Feb. 22 for the post-conference PBS
workshop: Education, Public Broadcasting and the Internet: Keys to
Collaboration ($175 now, $225 afterward).

Registration ends March 12 for the H.350 post-conference workshop:
Directory Services for Multimedia Networks ($250 academic and research
network attendees, $350 corporate and
commercial attendees).

Registration will be ongoing for the Internet2 Commons Site Coordinator
Training pre-conference workshop ($100).

For more information on all four events, see the conference website: .

Dan Kniesner
Oregon Health & Science University Library
Portland Oregon
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