images/video sought for new OFSL website

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 4:09 PM
To: Sands, Yasmeen S -FS < >
Cc: Chau, Tiffany T -FS < >
Subject: RE: images/video sought for new OFSL website

Hi Yasmeen,

Here are the two movies I got from Tim / Olympia Forest Sciences Lab.

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnwwt/Shared%20Documents/Web%20Content/PNW%20Lab%20Content/Olympia%20Lab%20(Olympia%20Forestry%20Science%20Lab)/Videos

“Multimedia” is something Tiffany and I requested as possible content.

I am not entirely sure we will use the videos on the Web site;

However, they might prove interesting / compelling content for Flickr / USDA FS R&D Facebook.

There surely has to be a better way to link the videos to descriptive medata;

For now, I have created a basic “metadata” text file for each video; I suspect there are more “elegant” ways to do this.

For the time being, that “metadata” is simply the verbatim text provided to me from the researcher to me at the time I got the video. Hopefully there is a better way to preserve metadata “behind the scenes” – one of the major reasons flickr appeals to me is the site’s built-in metadata management for captions, locations, camera, copyright info, etc.

-Tanner

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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