83rd Annual

Tuesday, 11 February 2003: 11:15 AM
The COMET® Multimedia Database and Its Use in Digital Libraries
Timothy C. Spangler, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and M. L. Smith and S. A. Drake
Poster PDF (755.2 kB)
Over the past ten years of developing Web- and CD-ROM-based training materials, the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET®) has created a unique archive of almost 20,000 multimedia objects. These objects (illustrations, photographs, animations, video sequences, audio files, etc.) are potentially a valuable resource for university faculty and students, forecasters, emergency managers, public school educators, and other individuals and groups needing such materials for educational and/or instructional use. The COMET Multimedia Database (MMDB) project makes this collection available in a searchable online database for viewing and download over the Internet. At this point, some 4000 multimedia objects are already accessible through the MMDB Website (http://archive.comet.ucar.edu/moria/).

Current MMDB plans include adding additional multimedia objects from the remaining COMET produced instructional modules and working with UCAR's Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) program to provide access through the digital library holdings.

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