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The Spring 2014 Release of Mediathread is Live at Columbia

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A new version of Mediathread, the open-source multimedia annotation tool developed by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, is now live and in use at Columbia University.

Highlights of the Spring 2014 Mediathread release include:

  • Bookmarklet: The Mediathread bookmarklet experience has been redesigned to make collecting media more intuitive. Bookmarklet users can now import multiple items at once from compatible websites (such as YouTube, Flickr, ARTStor, and many others) into their Mediathread collection. Users can also now "send and stay"—that is, send items to a Mediathread collection without leaving an external website.
  • Items: Users can edit the title of items they have brought items into Mediathread, via bookmarklet import or direct upload.
  • Projects: Compositions now auto-save as a user edits them, ensuring no lost work.
  • New code supports ARTStor's new dynamic URL creation.
  • Login page redesigned to support multiple resolutions.

In Fall 2013, 65 classes at Columbia undertook learning activities in Mediathread, in subject domains including Art History, Education, Social Work, East Asian Studies, Music, Public Speaking, and Reading and Composition. Mediathread is now also in use at several other higher education institutions.

The updated code is publicly available at GitHub. For more information about Mediathread and uses of it at Columbia University, visit CCNMTL's website.

Related news:
Aug-29-2014: Fall 2014 Release of Mediathread Supports Secure Collections
Mar-11-2014: CCNMTL Joins Silicon Alley at NYEdTech Startup Showcase 2014
Jun-28-2013: Mediathread Presented at Digital Content Workshop in Philadelphia
Jun-25-2013: CCNMTL Presents Mediathread Data at Columbia Libraries Assessment Forum
May-28-2013: Get Ready to Dive In! Mediathread Summer 2013 Release is Here
Feb-19-2013: Spring Release of Mediathread Includes New Look, Course Migration Feature
Feb-13-2013: CCNMTL Staff Present Mediathread at THATCamp CAA “Unconference”
Sep-10-2012: New Privacy Options, Remodeled Collections In Fall Mediathread Release
Jun-26-2012: NMC Conference Attendees Get Hands-on with Mediathread
May-31-2012: New Mediathread Release Features “Sliding” Panels Interface
Jan-20-2012: Updated Version of Mediathread Released
Sep-20-2011: Fall 2011 Version of Mediathread Released
Apr-15-2011: Anthology Features Chapter on Video Annotations
Apr-08-2011: Toward Open Standards for Digital Annotations
Mar-08-2011: New Features Added to Mediathread
Sep-30-2010: CCNMTL Presents at the Open Video Conference on October 2