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1 1 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 JISC MediaHub Andrew Bevan EDINA

2 2 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Presentation 1.JISC MediaHub – service development to date 2.JISC MediaHub content 3.Future developments inc. new collections

3 3 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Background 2009 – EDINA proposed a single flexible platform for multimedia content – key aims: Simplify search by allowing cross-search of existing platforms from single location, with browse functions Allow for addition of new content Allow for removal of old content (e.g. Getty licence for images in Education Image Gallery ended in 2010) Reduce ongoing running costs 2010 – funding agreed for EDINA and JISC Collections to develop new multimedia platform, in response to a formal request from JISC for a joint proposal

4 4 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Existing JISC Multimedia services Still images from the Digital Images for Education project – replaced the original Getty Images content from August film and sound collections 3000 hours of news from ITN/Reuters archives, from Three services run separately since 2003, 2004 and 2008

5 5 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 plus VSM Portal….a JISC funded project to create a portal that searched the web for quality multimedia content

6 6 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 = JISC MediaHub – a new multimedia platform new service, first release April 2011 includes the content of all existing JISC multimedia services plus returns results from external collections of multimedia content

7 7 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011

8 8 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Results page

9 9 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 More details on results page

10 10 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Filter options

11 11 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Full record – Inside MediaHub

12 12 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Access Search and browse – open functionality on the web Play/download - for subscribing institutions Floating box on clicking JISC MediaHub:

13 13 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 JISC eCollections Further recent development Creation of a new subscription service of which JISC MediaHub is one of three platforms Other two - JISC Journals Archive and JISC Historic Books Details from JISC Collections at collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Agreements/YearlyAgreements/1012 collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Agreements/YearlyAgreements/1012 Institutions subscribe to a single service, with two licence agreements, for access to all three platforms Three year agreement in the first instance

14 14 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Content 1.JISC MediaHub – service development to date 2.JISC MediaHub content 3.Future developments inc. new collections

15 15 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Digital Images for Education project JISC project to provide education community with high-resolution images for download. Procurement commenced January Independent team of evaluators selected: 8 still image collections - 56,000 still images 3 moving image collections – 500 hours of film Content focussed on post-1985 UK history from both commercial and community collections Still images currently in Education Image Gallery (until 31 July 2011) All image/video/audio content is now available to download from JISC MediaHub Selection policy:

16 16 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Digital Images for Education project Current events – still and moving images from Associated Press, Getty Art, history: Still images from Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Imperial War Museum – 3 still images collections (Art of First World War, Art of Second World War, proclamations) Architecture – still images from GovED, originally from a private archive Geography – Royal Geographical Society, still images of expeditions Design – University of Brighton design archives, still images Social history – North Highland College – still images of Highland life at turn of 20 th century Sociology – PYMCA – still images of contemporary youth culture

17 17 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 ITN/Reuters content (from NFO) 1910s to ,000 hours of video footage 19 collections e.g. Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, ITV News, Gaumont Graphic, Reuters 60,000 news stories 25,000 ITN programme scripts

18 18 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Other film and sound collections (from FSOL) Amber Films Anglia Television Library Biochemical Society Culverhouse Classical MusicCulverhouse Classical Music Digital Himalaya Educational and Television Films Ltd Films of Scotland (to follow)Films of Scotland Healthcare Productions Imperial War Museum IWF Knowledge and Media GmbH Logic LaneIWF Knowledge and Media GmbH Logic Lane Performance Shakespeare Royal Mail Film Classics St George's Hospital Medical School CollectionSt George's Hospital Medical School Collection Sheffield University Learning Media Unit CollectionSheffield University Learning Media Unit Collection The Trials of Alger Hiss (1980) Wellcome Film

19 19 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Outside Mediahub (unrestricted) ADS Image Bank ARKive Culture Grid variety of regional content from the Collections Trust, funded by MLA First World War Poetry Digital Archive Open Video Project Wellcome Images VADS (coming soon)

20 20 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Outside MediaHub (restricted) Scran (coming soon) British Library Archival Sound Recordings (also coming soon)

21 21 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May JISC MediaHub – service development to date 2.JISC MediaHub content 3.Future developments

22 22 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Next stages Now to July 2011: Access for existing subscribers to existing JISC multimedia services (EDINA handling migration of existing subscribers) Usability testing by external agency and incremental changes August 2011 Next version of service officially launched New functions expected – including Advanced search, Explore, Commenting/tagging Updates via the blog and other announcements

23 23 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Evolving collections policy Informed by JISC Collections community panels policy then agreed between EDINA, JISC and JISC Collections Ensuring a good balance of content E.g. with sufficient scientific material; image/sound/video content Representing interests of small and large collection owners prominent display of smaller collections APIs only for collection owners prepared to share metadata

24 24 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 New Content Priorities JISC Digitisation Phase 2 projects e.g. Freeze Frame John Johnson Collection of Electronic Ephemera Pre-Raphaelite Resource Project VSM contributors to be included VADS Scran BL Archival Sound Recordings BFI in negotiation regarding ScreenOnline, InView and Colonial Film collections Managing proposed collection requests...

25 25 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Contribute a Collection to JISC MediaHub Primary audience -Learners, teachers and researchers at UK HE/FE Institutions Were keen to include more high-quality image, film and sound resources If you already have a web site describing each item of content - we can include your metadata If you have a collection of digital images, films or sounds you would like to contribute for educational use online - we may be able to include your content and metadata. If you are interested in contributing collection metadata or content then please let us know what content you hold, under what licence, and why you would like it included. What's in it for my collection? Increased exposure of your collection and more traffic to your site! Access to the basic search and browse service is open, so anyone can search for any item on which we hold metadata. We create a page for each item using the metadata you supply, and redirect to your site so users come to you for the original content. You remain in control of the original content on your site. Your collection description is included in the list of collections along with the terms of use (Optionally) We provide a feed to multiple other aggregators on your behalf, further increasing the exposure of your collection e.g. to search engines.list of collections Feedback on usage to help you improve your metadata for discoverability. An increased return on the investment you have already made in developing your collection. An enhanced experience for users, who can find items in your collection and link them to other collections' content.

26 26 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Contribute a Collection to JISC MediaHub - 2 What practical steps do I need to take to include my collection if I want my metadata included in JISC MediaHub? If you already have a collection of images, films or sounds and a web site with a page describing each item of content then you're almost there. Your collection must also be licensed for use in education as the minimum - it's great if it's licensed for wider use. There are just 3 steps needed to include your collection: Get in touch with us in the first instance and let us know what content you hold, under what licence, and why you would like it to be included along with your contact details. We will then consider your content for inclusion and discuss options with you. You will then have to review the Content Providers Agreement and be willing to sign it. If you prefer not to provide a feed to other aggregators then you should choose to sign this agreement instead.Content Providers Agreementthis agreement We will then contact you to discuss the final step, which is to agree the technical process of harvesting your metadata. If you do not already have a web site with a page describing each item of content then we may still be able to include your collection.

27 27 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Contribute a Collection to JISC MediaHub - 3 Are there any technical steps that I will need to take to include my metadata in JISC MediaHub? If you are already familiar with metadata harvesting and have an OAI-PMH server set up then you will just need to share the details as we can harvest directly from that, as long as each record has a direct link to the record page in your collection (and ideally a link to a thumbnail image). Other options are being worked on and may be possible, such as harvesting via Z39:50 or SRU. If you can export your metadata from your database into our preferred schema, then we can import it easily. How we transfer it depends on what size the files are - we're happy to receive it electronically or post if a drive/DVD is easier for you. If you can export your metadata but not into our preferred schema that's fine, we may still be able to import it if you can share your database and schema so we know what data is in each field. You will also need to consider future maintenance of your site, if anything is due to change then you will need to notify us in advance so that we can keep the links valid so users can still find your content if you redesign your site. It would also be good to update us when you add new content to your site What do I need to do if I want to share content and metadata? Get in touch with us in the first instance and let us know what content you hold, under what licence, and why you would like it to be included along with your contact details. We will then consider your content for inclusion and discuss options with you.

28 28 SCA Board Meeting, 31 May 2011 Future options JISC Digging into Data Challenge JISC MediaHub hosted content offered as a dataset Activity in Discovery environment potential user of the RDTF-generated open metadata m2m interface to some of the metadata in JISC MediaHub Contribution to Film & Sound Think Tank vision At June 2 nd meeting, and will keep a close eye on implementation Thanks for your attention - any questions?


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