Spoken Word Resources

The Spoken Word resource web site will be designed to help students, educators, researchers, and general users make better use of spoken word digital libraries, and it will promote the distinct features and advantages of digital repositories. We will attempt to exploit the flexibility of digital media and libraries to promote students abilities to construct and define explicitly their own meaningful interpretation of original source audio materials.

To this end, this site will have a host of materials on using online sound resources. While there will be some advanced materials, the bulk of the information will focus on helping users understand the basics of finding and using online sound.

Spoken Word Project Tools

Matrix has released a new version of its online, segmentation and annotation tool called MediaMatrix. New to this release is an interface that is skin-able, allowing users to choose their own look for MediaMatrix. Also new are two presentation layers: one that allows users to embed the digital
media they collect and segment into a web page, and the other that allows users to create time-based, multimedia presentations for the web.  Go to http://www.matrix.msu.edu/~mmatrix/ to read more about MediaMatrix and sign up for an account to begin using it today.

Project Pad is a project to build a web-based system for media annotation and collaboration for teaching and learning and scholarly applications. The system offers an easy to use "direct manipulation" user interface. To learn more go to Project Pad for more information.