Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Period of Performance

9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Funding Totals

$49,999.00 (approved)
$49,999.00 (awarded)

Incorporating Annotated Video into Omeka

FAIN: HD-51372-11

Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
William George Cowan (Project Director: March 2011 to April 2014)

The enhancement of Indiana University's "Annotator's Workbench" into an Omeka plug-in, allowing for detailed annotation in video archival collections.

Indiana University Bloomington’s (IUB) Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities requests a Level II grant to support the project "Incorporating Annotated Video into Omeka." During the grant period, IUB will build a plugin for the Web-publishing platform Omeka that will enable academic and cultural institutions and individuals to incorporate annotated video into online collections and exhibitions. Using either the client- or Web-based version of IUB’s software tool, the Annotator’s Workbench, scholars and cultural professionals will be able to segment and annotate video and upload it to an Omeka-based Web site using the plugin created by IUB. The annotated video plugin for Omeka will greatly enhance the pedagogical and research potential of video for online collections and exhibitions by providing humanities scholars and cultural institutions with a tool for incorporating video segments that contain integrated descriptive data linked specifically to the video content.

Associated Products

VideoStream (Computer Program)
Title: VideoStream
Author: William G. Cowan, Daniel Berthereau
Abstract: Video Stream is a plugin for Omeka that embeds a JW Player video segment player into item show pages. JW Player is a largely used open source video player that can be used with any device. It supports many protocols and can be customized with many configurataion options.
Year: 2012
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Github repository with downloadable plugin and source code.
Access Model: Open Access
Programming Language/Platform: Plugin for Omeka written in PHP.
Source Available?: Yes