The Toolkit Video series contains four parts under the common title of Building a Community Information Network: a Video Introduction.
The videos cover the following topics:
Notes on the Toolkit Videos
Getting the Player in order to View Videos
The videos are provided in RealMedia format. You will need to have the RealPlayer installed with your Web browser. To download the free RealPlayer, go to the www.real.com web site.
The vendor, Real Networks, offers the RealPlayer at no cost, as well as versions with more features for a fee. The free player is adequate to play the Toolkit content. It is your choice whether to invest in the enhanced player.
Previewing Stills from the Video Series
You may wish to preview selected still shots from the Toolkit video series.
PowerPoint Materials Used with Videos
The PowerPoint files used in the preparation of videos 2, 3, and 4 are available for your reference and re-use subject to the provisions of the Toolkit copyright notice.
If you have any problems viewing the videos using the above links, the following links may be used to view the videos. These links will work best off CD-ROM or over a very fast network connection. The entire video file may have to be copied to local disk before the player is started. If you have the CD-ROM, you can navigate to the directory content/videos and play the files directly using RealPlayer. From the network you might want to save the files to your disk (right-click in Windows long-click on a Macintosh) and then play them from disk using RealPlayer.
The small video files are encoded for RealPlayer 5.0 and the large video files are encoded using the G2 Encoder. If you have an older player installed, you may have better luck with the small versions of the videos.
A Note on Availability
Public libraries in Michigan that are unable to view these videos via the Web or that for any other reason wish to obtain VHS copies of the videos should contact their public library cooperative or region of cooperation in order to make arrangements to borrow VHS cassettes.