“TERRA: The Nature of our World” gets Webby Nomination

For the second time in as many months, “TERRA: The Nature of our World” (http://lifeonterra.com) has been noticed by the web critics. This time it’s for the Webbys which have been called “the Oscars of the Internet” and with judges like Beck and David Bowie it’s definitely got some celeb street cred. (The full MSU news story is available at http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=4822.)

Once again, anyone has the opportunity to vote. TERRA’s nomination can be found in the student category of the Online Film and Video section at http://pv.webbyawards.com. Votes will be accepted through Friday, April 27 and winners announced May 1.

But the voting is not really the point of the post… I love that digital library initiatives was a cornerstone in this effort. There’s an opportunity here for all diginit folk. Find your niche as a content manager and provider. My “in” was metadata, creating XML for syndication, relational database design, a little PHP magic, and creating a search backend. The key was answering the need for a content manager and developing relationships towards that end. Think about what could be your “in”.


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