This screencast presents a snapshot of work-in-progress for the Harvard Library Lab project extraMUROS. A unique collaboration between metaLAB(at)Harvard, Frances Loeb Library and a team of independent designers and developers, we are creating an open-source HTML5 infrastructure built on public APIs that enables faculty, students, staff and the general public to view, annotate, and remix Harvard-owned digital multimedia collections and to interconnect them with other high-quality digital repositories across the web.

While books (in material and digital form alike) are vital to the future of libraries, we believe that in an increasingly audiovisual world of scholarship and public discourse, it is essential that libraries play a major role in preserving, making available and providing innovative tools for interpreting society's audiovisual past, present and future across media.

Project Credits:

metaLAB(at)Harvard, Frances Loeb Library and Media And Place (MAP) Productions

James Burns, Creative Technologist and Relational Knowledge Fellow, metaLAB(at)Harvard

Kara Oehler, Documentary Arts and Media Innovation Fellow, metaLAB(at)Harvard

Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Embodied Informatics Fellow, metaLAB(at)Harvard

Alix Reiskind, Head of Visual Resources, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design

Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Faculty Director, metaLAB(at)Harvard

Jesse Shapins, Instructor of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Associate Director, metaLAB(at)Harvard

Ann Whiteside, Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Resources, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design

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