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Legacy analog recordings will remain expensive to transfer but their preservation is a critical issue all over the world. We cannot turn our back on these resources and time is running out to preserve them. At Indiana University, we have conducted a campus-wide survey of all the audio, video, and film holdings on campus and are now embarking on a large-scale preservation plan. The plan is likely to result in some kind of centralized digitizing facility that will provide a better economy of scale for this kind of work. Ultimately it will require software tools to manage and make accessible the materials that are digitally preserved and we are working within this context to ensure that we are part of these developments.

Finally, we have begun to establish some partnerships with other archives and collections where digital preservation work is being conducted. We can offer redundant storage and, importantly, annotation and access solutions through the software we have developed.

Screen capture from the EVIA Online Search and Browse application Playback Page that shows an outline view of the collection segments.

Funding

Between 2001 and 2009, the Mellon Foundation has contributed $2.5 million to the development of the EVIA Project and this has been matched by $1.5 million in cost share by IU and the University of Michigan during that period. The EVIA Project has been an expensive endeavor by humanities project standards. Much of this support went towards software development. The tools we have built have not been supplanted by commercial alternatives, nor are there open-source creations that fulfill the needs of our project. Our software will at the very least need to be maintained , and of course we have many ideas for extending and improving it. In addition, the preservation of tape formats will only be more expensive in the future. We have considered many solutions for revenue over the course of the project. For the moment we have arrived at solutions that are allowing us to continue to grow and develop the project.

One of our requirements from the Mellon Foundation has been to develop a sustainability plan for the project. We conducted a sustainability study that resulted in a plan recommending a subscription-based model, much like JSTOR in its construction. Libraries would become subscribers, allowing institutional access, and societies and units could become members, giving them certain services. After evaluating this plan in discussions with our advisory board we determined that it was not appropriate in some ways and not realistic in others. By charging for access we jeopardized our copyright stance as well as put our depositors and ourselves into murky ethical territory. The complexity of the relationships between the video recordings and the hundreds of subjects involved would make licensing or paying royalties an expensive proposition to manage and a political nightmare on the ground. We also felt that the product we were creating was not the kind of publication or resource that libraries were accustomed to purchasing and we were not confident that the market would support the project. Ethnomusicology, at least, is a small discipline that could not generate the kind of leverage within institutions for library purchase. Furthermore, the cost for support, marketing, and management of a subscription service was very high and we determined that it was more cost effective to make the materials available at no cost.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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