Tuesday, February 28, 2006

National Archives Videos

Google has partnered with the U.S. government and National Archives to bring American history to the Internet in the form of video content. This is in my opinion the coolest application of Google Video to date. Yes, it is better then the paid content, yes, it is better than the stupid commercials, and, yes, it is better then the free music videos.

The creation of the Boulder Dam is, by far, my favorite of the video clips that I have watched from the archives collection. It provides incredible video footage of the excavation of the Colorado River basin, detailed footage of the tools and machinery, which were designed specifically for the construction of the dam, and insightful commentary throughout the duration of the video.

I am impressed with Google’s desire to initiate partnerships and develop relationships with organizations that allow them to create projects like NARA and the library project. I believe these types of relationships bring valuable and relevant information to the Internet that might not have otherwise been available. I will admit that I am a bit disappointed in the marketing department. This type of content doesn’t seem to be promoted by Google or covered by the media like some of the other projects from the Googleplex. Overall, I think these kinds of projects will help transform the current state of the Internet (aka The Wild West) into a more organized and valuable information resource.

The link for the NARA videos is http://video.google.com/nara.html. Go check it out! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

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2 Comments:

At 4/25/2006 11:20 PM, Blogger god said...

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At 5/09/2006 10:17 AM, Blogger Sagron said...

Just curious will you post the solution to the cryptex on here if possible?

 

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