As you should know by now, Free Government Information maintains a listing of video spots promoting government documents and government information. Most of these videos are available at YouTube and the Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network.
But we recognize that a number of organizations ban "commercial/consumer video" sites like YouTube. So I have posted the videos on the list that I personally created over at the Internet Archive, which most filters seem to treat as an educational site and often left unblocked:
- Air Force at Your Library (3 min) – US Air Force documents and other resources set to the official Air Force Song.
- Army at Your Library (1 min) – Selection of Army resources set to Army Song.
- Best Titles Ever! The Video – 13 titles from FGI’s Best Titles Ever page set to electronic music.
- Documents on Parade: Criminal Edition – Web sites and Dept of Justice documents set to music familiar to boomers.
- FDLP – The Final Frontier (Approx 2 min) – Space. The final frontier. Available at your Federal Depository Library since the dawn of the space age. Music by Victor Stellar courtesy of Podsafe Audio.
- Marines Get Around! (approximately 1 min, posted 12/24/2006) – Roundup of documents showing how active Marines have been in our nation’s history.
- Navy at Your Library (39 seconds) – Sampling of Navy documents and web sites set to music.
- Shield of Freedom (2 min, posted 12/30/2006) – USCG documents set to the tune Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officers March.
Placing these videos in the Internet Archive has another virtue. They can be downloaded, burned onto CD/DVD, remixed, whatever. These videos are under a noncommerical Creative Commons license, so free to use them in your own promotional materials. And if you create your own videos, we at FGI encourage you to upload them to the Internet Archive now that the IA has simplified the upload process. If you need a walkthrough or have other questions, just drop me a line at dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net or leave a message here in comments.
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