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Project Vietnam Site Launched

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CCNMTL recently launched a public website detailing the outcomes of Project Vietnam, an initiative among CCNMTL, WGBH, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston to introduce videos from Vietnam: A Television History along with custom analysis tools into classrooms at Columbia University as part of a three-year grant (2008-2011) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

IMLS awarded a National Leadership Grant to the WGBH Educational Foundation Media Library and Archives (WGBH) to support the digitization of filmed interviews and stock footage gathered for the 1983 WGBH miniseries, Vietnam: A Television History housed at the University of Massachusetts-Boston Healey Library (UMB). The digitized materials were made available via OpenVault, WGBH's media repository and include extensive interviews from important witnesses from both sides of the war.

Columbia students were able to discover and watch the unedited interviews and stock footage from the documentary and to incorporate that material into online multimedia projects and assignments. The new website provides information about the project, the OpenVault repository, the custom video annotation tool, faculty partners and curricular engagements.

Related news:
Jun-03-2011: Special Event: Recapping Project Vietnam
Aug-05-2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Vietnam Collection
May-03-2010: The Vietnam Collection Featured in New York Times
Apr-15-2010: WGBH Launches the Vietnam Collection
Mar-03-2010: Project Vietnam Presented at WebWise Conference
Aug-26-2009: CCNMTL Faculty Partners Call for Media Literacy in Education
Jun-29-2009: Project Vietnam Launches at Teachers College
May-12-2009: CCNMTL Project Analyzing Vietnam War Documentary Footage Highlighted in Teachers College Article
Jun-25-2008: CCNMTL Collaborates with WGBH and UMASS Boston to Activate Vietnam Digital Archive