While video content on the Web is growing, these assets remain inaccessible on college campuses and invisible to the wider world.
As a trusted steward of scholarly work, let us help you to protect, preserve, showcase, and disseminate your institution’s intellectual heritage to enhance teaching and research. We offer scalable solutions that address the volume and complexity of institutional media, the diversity of media formats, rights management, and captioning to help meet accessibility requirements.
ProQuest’s service offers automated transcription of video content with manual transcription where required. Metadata development leverages the full transcript and multiple ProQuest schema to enhance discoverability. The transcript and metadata are editable and xml files, metadata and video files are made available to allow inclusion in your catalog, discovery services, and institutional repository.
Video cataloging and manual transcription editing are very labor intensive processes. By leveraging external resources, academic libraries can quickly convert a larger volume of content and make it discoverable and accessible. Partnering with ProQuest also frees up resources to be applied in areas where similar project management and cataloging skills can be user to achieve greater impact.
Video content in VHS and range of older formats is subject to rapid degradation and deterioration even under optimal storage conditions. Equipment needed to offer access to content is getting harder to find and repair. Effective conversion preserves content that shows what is unique and distinctive about your institution and adds future value for research and teaching.
Rights management capabilities mean that your library will be able to control the extent of dissemination for any video content that is hosted by ProQuest. At the same time, videos, metadata, and files will be made available so that your institution can maximize exposure through additional channels or to offer open access if desired.
Transcriptions can be displayed in order to ensure that this valuable content is accessible to a wider audience.
Simplify course development by making it easier to discover relevant content and utilize time stamps and transcriptions to identify, use, and re-use only the clip needed.
Students have a preference for video as the learning medium. Faculty and students expect to have content available anytime, anywhere…
More than 20% of the libraries that have streaming videos don’t catalog those videos, and treat video as a separate entity…
Enhance dissemination and discoverability of your valued video assets with a full range of services...