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Mediahub: developing the definitive academic video, image and sound resource http://edina.ac.uk/multimedia/ Andrew Bevan. Outline. Current EDINA Multimedia services Mediahub content Mediahub – new service in preparation Development plans. EDINA.

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Mediahub:developing the definitive academic video, image and sound resourcehttp://edina.ac.uk/multimedia/Andrew Bevan


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Outline

  • Current EDINA Multimedia services

  • Mediahub content

  • Mediahub – new service in preparation

  • Development plans


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EDINA

  • Academic (non-commercial) centre based at the University of Edinburgh

  • Runs a numbers of services of differing data types – Bibliographic, Geodata as well as Multimedia

  • Also develops R&D projects

  • Access usually by institutional licence and on-site IP recognition or off-campus UK federation login


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Current services

Still images from the Digital Images for Education project – replaced the original Getty Images content

17 film and sound collections

3000 hours of news from ITN/Reuters archives, from1910 - 2007


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  • New service, launching early 2011

  • To include the content of all current EDINA multimedia services,

  • plus searching the service will return results from external collections

Mediahub – a multimedia platform


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Mediahub search results

Mediahub searches and returns results for :

  • Digital Images for Education content: http://imagesforeducation.org.uk/

  • 17 Film & Sound Online collections

  • ITN/Reuters archives

  • Additional collections, including:

    • Open collections

    • Restricted access collections


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Digital Images for Education project

JISC project to provide education community with high-resolution images for download – procurement commenced January 2009.

Independent team of evaluators selected:

8 still image collections - 56,000 still images

3 moving image collections – 500 hours of film

Covering 25 years of UK history

Still images currently in Education Image Gallery

All content will available to download from Mediahub


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AP Archive

  • News footage from associated Press, ABC News, Sky News

  • 9/11, Balkans conflict, 2003 war in Iraq


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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

  • Wide range of images, including major artists e.g. Canaletto, Turner, Constable.


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Getty

  • Broad range of content covering political, cultural and social history

  • 8000 film clips

  • 12000 images


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GovEd

  • 15000 images from private archive by Francesco Troina; architecture, design, engineering, , media and travel/tourism


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Imperial War Museum: War posters

  • 3 collections of still images

  • Art of First World War, Art of Second World War. All main figures of British art in 20C represented

  • Proclamations – official instructions and statements at home and abroad


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ITN

  • 6300 film clips focusing on UK news coverage


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North Highland College

  • The Johnston Collection, dating from 1840 - 1979. The Johnston family were pioneers in photography; lived and worked in Caithness and Sutherland.

  • Subject matter was Highland life – politics, fishing industry, portraiture


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PYMCA

  • 5900 images of contemporary youth culture – changing fashions and lifestyles.


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Royal Geographical Society

  • 6500 images

  • Sketches from Livingstone’s Zambezi expedition

  • Mallory and Irvine leaving for final ascemt of Everest


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University of Brighton, Design archives

  • 4 collections:

  • British exhibitions e.g. Festival of Britain, 800 images

  • Posters ,500 images

  • Product design, 700 images

  • Retail and domestic spaces, 300 images


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ITN/Reuters content

  • 1910s to 2007

  • 60,000 news stories

  • 25,000 ITN programme scripts

  • 3,000 hours of video footage

  • 19 collections e.g. Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, ITV News, Gaumont Graphic, Reuters


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Other film and sound collections

  • IWF Knowledge and Media GmbHLogic Lane

  • Performance Shakespeare

  • Royal Mail Film Classics

  • St George's Hospital Medical School Collection

  • Sheffield University Learning Media Unit Collection

  • The Trials of Alger Hiss (1980)

  • Wellcome Film

  • Amber Films

  • Anglia Television Library

  • Biochemical Society

  • Culverhouse Classical Music

  • Digital Himalaya

  • Educational and Television Films Ltd

  • Healthcare Productions

  • Imperial War Museum









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Issues

  • Obtaining licence permission

  • Standardising metadata

  • Developing interface (and technical back-end)

  • Agreeing design & features with partners

  • Engaging with user communities


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Next stages

  • January/February 2011 – continue to design and test the service. Do you want to help?

  • First stable release – March 2011

    • Migration of existing subscribers

    • New subscribers

  • Summer 2011 –new features added for version 2

  • Updates via the blog (and other channels)

    http://mediahub.blogs.edina.ac.uk/

  • Thank you for listening, …


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