Faculty, students, and academic leaders are increasingly seeking out new sources of video content and value its potential to contribute to teaching, research, and institutional promotion. But, rich archival video assets remain scattered, hidden, and inaccessible within their institutions and to the wider world.
Our research indicates that academic librarians would like to make their institution's video content widely discoverable, and they see this as a natural role for them to play. At the same time, preserving this content and making it accessible competes for library expertise with print archives and Institutional Repository needs.
Video Preservation and Discovery
ProQuest recently completed the pilot for a new video service with seven university partners. This effort offered some helpful insights for managing institutional video assets, including:
- Identifying the best video material and making it discoverable
- Creating transcription and metadata in order to surface content for discovery services and other content platforms
- Developing solutions for streaming, hosting, segmenting, accessibility
- Rights management requirements
Based upon insights from the pilot project, ProQuest is introducing a new comprehensive video service offering as part of our new Video Preservation and Discovery Service. Mike Diaz will discuss this program and how it can be tailored to institutional needs.
If you want to increase the discoverability of your institution’s assets, be sure to sign up now for one of our complimentary webinars: