Monday, June 25, 2012

Video and ICPSR

I've posted a few times about a large collection of video that ICPSR will be preserving and disseminating as part of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  I'll devote some time this week to a couple of detailed posts about what we're doing, but one vendor that I'd like to mention briefly today is Kaltura.

Kaltura is a video content management and delivery service that offers both a hosted and on-premise solution.  The University of Michigan is entering into a relationship with Kaltura, and I'm serving on a committee which is helping shape that relationship.  (More on this later.)

I have early access to Kaltura's hosted solution for video content, and I've used that access to upload a few pieces of public domain content plus some minimal metadata.  I then have used Kaltura's tools to assemble combinations of video collections (playlists) and video players, mixing and matching liberally to get a sense for what is possible.

Here's what I have so far:
More on "video @ ICPSR" later this week.

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