Petrelli, D. and Auld, D. (2008) An examination of automatic video retrieval : technology on access to the contents of an historical video archive. Program: electronic library and information systems, 42 (2). pp. 115-136. ISSN 0033-0337
To provide a first understanding on the constraints historical video collections pose to video retrieval technology and the potential that an online access offers to both archive and users.
A small and unique collection of videos on customs and folklore was used as case study. Multiple methods were used to investigate the effectiveness of technology and the modality of user access. Automatic keyframe extraction was tested on the visual content while the audio stream was used to automatic classification of speech and music clips. The user access (search vs. browse) was assessed in a controlled user evaluation. A focus group and a survey provided insight on the actual use of the analogue archive. The results of these many studies was then compared and integrated (triangulation).
The study is limited to a single archive; other institutions provided the technology used on which we had no influence.
The guidelines drawn as result of this study could impact on the strategy and policy of digitization projects that include video archives.
This paper is the first attempt to understand the advantages offered and limitations hold by video retrieval technology for small video archives like those often found in special collections.
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|Keywords:||Historical video, digital archive, user access, user interaction.|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||dr. Daniela Petrelli|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2008 11:32|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 16:56|