ibiblio supports the open sharing of music and video
The little child is at first in a world of total mystery. Sights, sounds, sensations from contact come to him and all are unintelligible. As they are carried to his brain, somewhere, somehow, they awaken a desire to know their meaning, and as the tiny fingers are extended toward objects the soul is reaching also.
The mission of Folkstreams.net is to build a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups. Folkstreams.net makes these films easy to find and to see by video-streaming them on the Internet, and also provides in-depth and reliable contextual materials about the subjects and the filmmaking.
Remix Reading is an artistic project based in Reading, UK. It's aim is to get artists (working with music, video, images and text) to come together and share their work, be inspired by each others' work, and ultimately to create "remixes". All material on the web site is released under a Creative Commons license, which allows you to customise your copyright so others can use, copy, and share your work as you choose.
The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. The repository provides video clips from a variety of sources, especially video programs obtained from U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. The Open Video Project is at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
SampleSwap is a free site dedicated to enabling electronic musicians world wide to share their original sounds and music. SampleSwap is made up of 7000+ members who've been swapping free samples since 1998. Until recently you needed to download an obscure piece of software called Hotline to take advantage of the collection, but now everything can be done with your web browser. You can browse lo-fi mp3's of all the samples and read what people are saying in the bulletin boards while exploring the collection.
The goal of videobloggers.org is to provide intuitive blog and media hosting services for the videoblogging community. The site will make it easier for people to maintain and publish a free videoblog (vlog) and manage media files. Users are able to create media albums and provide RSS subscriptions for syndication of the media as well as providing playlists. The blog publishing engine is comparable to blogger.com and other popular services but emphasizes rich media blogging features. This project's media hosting service is intended to be used as an auxiliary mirror to the free hosting services provided by the Internet Archive which we encourage people to use, preferably through ourmedia.org. Eventually, this project will host collaborative videoblog projects with focused agendas in the arts, politics, technology and world culture. The site will also aggregate other related sources of content and provide a portal to other videoblog projects. Following this project, we will launch audiobloggers.org which will offer the same features but with focus on audio content.
The members of the Etree.org community are united by a belief among its members that music that bands permit to be traded should be freely traded. The biggest difference between Etree.org and other online music sites is that Etree.org deals exclusively with legally tradeable music. They only deal with live recordings by artists that allow taping and/or free trading of their performances. The list of TradeFriendly bands grows daily. Trading music by artists who don't permit it could shut etree.org down faster than you can say Napster. For that reason, and more importantly out of respect to those who create the music, they prohibit people from using this community to exchange music unless the artist gives permission to do so. The community was formed as an offshoot of two highly regarded online trading communities: [Sugarmegs Audio] and [People for a Clearer Phish]. Starting with 10 people, etree.org has enjoyed ever-increasing growth and popularity.
AudioActivism.org is "Metadata about Media Activism". It's a blog and podcast by Brian Russell of Chapel Hill, NC. The content is a mix of first-person opinion, technology for activists, interviews, and radio documentary-style audio. One of its goals is to inform you about people that perform activism in media, politics, and information technology both locally and internationally.