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Opencast, the Opencast Community, and Opencast Matterhorn Sally Hanford: The University of Nottingham (UK) Björn Haßler : University of Cambridge (UK)

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1 Opencast, the Opencast Community, and Opencast Matterhorn Sally Hanford: The University of Nottingham (UK) Björn Haßler : University of Cambridge (UK) Olaf A. Schulte: ETH Zurich (Switzerland )

2 Co-ordination with national initiatives: The UK based Steeple Projects

3 Benefits and challenges of participating in an international collaborative project

4 Opencast Opencast Community Opencast Matterhorn Steeple Projects

5 Opencast… …is an initiative driven by higher education institutions to empower… … institutions to make informed choices about capture, processing, and distribution infrastructure for audio/video, … faculty to teach courses and share knowledge with their students and learners worldwide, … students to access and shape media into a more meaningful tool for learning, … everyone to easily find and engage with educational video, audio, and other rich media...

6 Open as in... Open (Broad)casting Source Technology Formats Content Exchange Open Video Federation Searchability Legal issues

7 Opencast Community Federation of institutions and people attracted to the Opencast idea exchanging ideas, experience, and knowledge committed to building an Open Source solution putting into effect the OC idea opencastproject.org

8 Mission statement The Opencast community is a collaboration of: individuals, HE institutions & organisations working together to: explore, develop, define & document….

9 ..best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in academia. The Opencast community also supports: community-driven projects to solve common issues in management of academic audiovisual content. These projects include: open source software development, such as Matterhorn

10 Matterhorn Phase 1 Preparations / team building / “Iteration 0” (July 2009) Phase 2 Kick Off (July 2009 – Sept 2009); Zurich Meeting Phase 3 Matterhorn 0.5 (January 2010) Phase 4 Matterhorn 1.0 (July 2010)

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12 Opencast Matterhorn consortium UC Berkeley University of Nebraska-Lincoln Northwestern University Indiana University University of Saskatchewan University of Toronto ETH Zürich University of Osnabrück Cambridge University University of Vigo University of Catalonia University of Copenhagen Jozef Stefan Institute

13 Opencast players Opencast Community Opencast Matterhorn Base Camps - Saskatchewan (Canada) - Nebraska Lincoln (US) - Vigo (Spain) - Tel Aviv (Israel) - Loughborough (UK) Steeple Projects Participatory Culture Foundation Bay Area Video Coalition OSS Watch University of Nottingham Columbia University Tel Aviv University

14 Activities Opencast Community - Resource centre - Mailing list Opencast Projects - Miro / Open U - Open Video - Metadata / syndication Opencast Matterhorn Steeple & Steeple-BR –Workshops, assemblies & conferences for UK HE community –Mailing list, webinars –Dissemination of best practices in institutional podcasting Matterhorn UK Base Camp

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22 ...Co-ordination with national initiatives – The UK Steeple Projects

23 Steeple & Steeple-BR… The projects main concerns are: –Reducing costs for media processing and media management –Making it easier to deliver media into channels important to the institution, such as iTunesU and the web portal –Supporting and documenting adoption of best practice for sustainability of the architecture and to ensure longevity of institutional investments

24 Steeple… Scoping, requirements, use cases Policies, processes, workflows Requirements for public access to video/audio Private access to video/audio via LMS or VLE Encoding engines Service management Training and support Evaluation and dissemination

25 Steeple… Integration of the encoding engines and creation of encoding workflows Further development work to an online database to monitor and track processes Creation of a demonstrator web based delivery system for institutional podcasts Documenting of activities

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31 Loughborough University Steeple…UK Matterhorn Base camp

32 Opportunities to participate – Weekly meetings

33 Opportunities to participate - UI testing

34 Opportunities to participate – JIRA (follow project progress / bugs / issues)

35 Opportunities to participate – Steeple workshops

36 Other opportunities to participate Subscribe to Opencast/Matterhorn/Steeple mail list Contribute to project Wikis Download and try Matterhorn – or contact a base camp to try it UK based people – attend a Steeple workshop Developers – checkout the codebase from svn repository

37 Challenges and benefits of participation Challenges Time differences Physical distance Sometimes technically challenging Benefits Widen your view of the use of video – it’s global Keep on top of most recent developments Community of experts

38 Steeple links WWW (blog) Lists https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/STEEPLE Wiki

39 Planet Opencast WWW Lists Communication


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