The first of Georgia State University Library’s digital collections to feature video content is the Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports. This collection includes eight video recordings, which were received on VHS tapes and digitized at the library. Access to the video files is provided through GSU’s ShareStream service.
These recordings depict community and policy forums on a variety of economic and sociopolitical topics relevant to the Atlanta area, including water rights, youth violence, and school privatization. The Research Atlanta collection, which has now been digitized in its entirety, also contains 186 reports and two audio recordings. For more information on Research Atlanta and the digital collection, please see this previous blog post.
Digital Library Services is in the process of identifying and evaluating other audiovisual materials for digitization and inclusion in digital collections.