Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

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__NOTOC__<div style="font-size: 1.6em; color: #496794">Metavid is a community driven archive of legislative video from both houses of the U.S. Congress, spanning from early 2006 to the present.  This archive is searchable by speaker name, spoken text, date, metadata we've scraped from outside sources and user contributions. Metavid fuses video with wiki, enabling users improve its accuracy by fixing transcripts and annotating speeches.</div> ''All contributed content and metadata is made available for reuse in its entirety under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ free content license].  Video content is in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_of_the_United_States_Government public domain].''
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chat with metavid developers & community live on [irc://irc.freenode.net#metavid #metavid]
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===How to Use Metavid===
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===Search Text &amp; People===
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MetaVidWiki includes an powerful [[Help:Searching|searching]] system, you can use the search form at the top of every to find people, bills, interests or issues.
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MetaVidWiki includes an powerful [[Help:Searching|searching]] system, you can use the search form in the left column to find people, bills, interests or issues
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*Our [[Help:Usage_Quickstart|Usage guide]] covers the basics of searching, navigating and embedding.
*[[Help:Searching#Finding Representatives|Help finding your representative]]
*[[Help:Searching#Finding Representatives|Help finding your representative]]
*[[Help:Searching#Finding Legislation|Finding legislation of interest]],  [[S._1200:_Indian_Health_Care_Improvement_Act_Amendments_of_2007|sample bill]]
*[[Help:Searching#Finding Legislation|Finding legislation of interest]],  [[S._1200:_Indian_Health_Care_Improvement_Act_Amendments_of_2007|sample bill]]
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* Check out a sample [http://metavid.ucsc.edu/wiki/index.php/Special:Ask?title=Special%3AAsk&q=%5B%5BSpeech_by%3A%3A%3Cq%3E%5B%5BFunding+Interest%3A%3AAttorneys+%26+law+firms%3B%3E1%2C000%2C000%5D%5D%3C%2Fq%3E%5D%5D&po=%3FSpeech+by%0D%0A%3FCategory%0D%0A&sort=&order=ASC&eq=yes semantic search] <span style="font-size:x-small">for Speeches by representative who have received more than a million from Attorneys & law firms interest group</span>
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* Check out the [[Sample Semantic Queries page]] for examples of powerful queries that can be done on the dataset.
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=== Get Help ===
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== About Metavid ==
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If you have any questions, they may already be answered in the [[Help:FAQ]].  If not, you can register and add them.  See also [[Help:Getting_Help]].
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MetaVid is a community archive project for public domain US legislative footage.
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===Help for Bloggers===
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* [[Help:Bloggers#Embedding_clips_in_your_blog|Embedding clips in your blog]]
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* [[Help:Bloggers#Linking to specific times in the Video|Linking to specific times in the Video]]
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* [[Blogs using metavid videos]]
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===Advanced Uses of Metavid===
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* [[Help:Advanced#Manage congress record display types|Manage congress record display types]]
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* [[Help:Advanced#How to use Metavid with Miro|How to use Metavid with Miro]]
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* [[Help:Advanced#Search|Advanced Search]]
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* [[Help:Advanced#APIs|APIs]] (also see metavid software)
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===About Metavid===
* [[About|More About Metavid]]
* [[About|More About Metavid]]
* [[Help:Introduction| An Introduction to MetaVid Archive]]
* [[Help:Introduction| An Introduction to MetaVid Archive]]
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* [[Help:FAQ|FAQ]]&nbsp;(frequently asked questions)
* [[Stream:Screen_cast_march_08| Video Introduction to Metavid]]
* [[Stream:Screen_cast_march_08| Video Introduction to Metavid]]
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* [[Help:FAQ|FAQ]]&nbsp;(frequently asked questions)
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* Technical Overview:  
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* Check out a [[Stream:Senate_proceeding_08-01-07|Sample stream view for 08-01-07]]
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** wikimania July 2008 [http://metavid.org/promo/metavid_wikimania_2008.odp odp] [http://metavid.org/promo/metavid_wikimania_2008.ppt ppt]
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===Help for Bloggers===
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* [[Help:Bloggers#Embedding_clips_in_your_blog|Embedding clips in your blog]]
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[[Democratizing the Archive: An Open Interface for Mediation]] Michaels thesis
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* [[Help:Bloggers#Linking to specific times in the Video|Linking to specif times in the Video]]
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===<span style="color: red;"></span><span style="color: blue;"></span>How to Participate?===
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===How to Participate===
Metavid depends on people like you to help make it a better. Here are some quick tips for improving the archive as you use the site.
Metavid depends on people like you to help make it a better. Here are some quick tips for improving the archive as you use the site.
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*[[Help:Participation_Quickstart|A quick start guide to Metavid Particaption]]
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*[[Help:Participation#Why_Participate.3F|Why participate?]]
*[[Help:Participation#Improving Documentation| Improving Documentation]]
*[[Help:Participation#Improving Documentation| Improving Documentation]]
*[[Help:Participation#Improving Archive Accuracy|Improving Archive Accuracy]]
*[[Help:Participation#Improving Archive Accuracy|Improving Archive Accuracy]]
**[[Help:Participation#Categorizing Streams|Categorizing Streams]]
**[[Help:Participation#Categorizing Streams|Categorizing Streams]]
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**Check out all clips categorized [[:Category:Opening Prayer|Opening Prayer]]
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**For example check out all clips categorized [[:Category:Opening Prayer|Opening Prayer]]
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*[[Software Development|MetaVidWiki]] metavid is an open source project. We can always use help with bug reports, testing, and development.
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* More about [[MetaVidWiki|MetavidWiki Software]]
* More about [[MetaVidWiki|MetavidWiki Software]]
* [[Sites Using MetaVidWiki]]
* [[Sites Using MetaVidWiki]]
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Current revision as of 00:11, 19 April 2012

Metavid is a community driven archive of legislative video from both houses of the U.S. Congress, spanning from early 2006 to the present. This archive is searchable by speaker name, spoken text, date, metadata we've scraped from outside sources and user contributions. Metavid fuses video with wiki, enabling users improve its accuracy by fixing transcripts and annotating speeches.
All contributed content and metadata is made available for reuse in its entirety under a free content license. Video content is in the public domain.

How to Use Metavid

MetaVidWiki includes an powerful searching system, you can use the search form at the top of every to find people, bills, interests or issues.

Get Help

If you have any questions, they may already be answered in the Help:FAQ. If not, you can register and add them. See also Help:Getting_Help.

Help for Bloggers

Advanced Uses of Metavid


About Metavid

  • Wittings:

Democratizing the Archive: An Open Interface for Mediation Michaels thesis

How to Participate

Metavid depends on people like you to help make it a better. Here are some quick tips for improving the archive as you use the site.

About the Metavid Wiki Software

MetaVidWiki (MVW) is a free extension of MediaWiki – the wiki-system powering Wikipedia – that enables community engagement with audio/visual media assets and associative temporal metadata. Metavid extends the SemanticMediaWiki extension and adds three interfaces to mediawiki: Stream MetaEditor, Semantic Media Search and Media Sequencer. Also see features overview

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid