Video Management

Kansas State U Working on Centralized Video Repository

An effort at Kansas State University seeks to preserve thousands of hours of video content amassed over the last three-plus decades. The legacy content, including historical footage, guest lectures and more, is being imported to Sonic Foundry's Mediasite video content management platform, which will serve as a central repository for all academic video files on campus.

"We've had a history of solutions scattered everywhere, and Mediasite is a great end-to-end, automated platform from capturing to managing to distributing the media," said Brandon Utech, instructional media administrator for the Kansas State University Office of Mediated Education, in a statement.

Kansas State is now using Mediasite across campus to capture lectures and capture events, as well as My Mediasite software to allow faculty to record short lectures on their own computers. Since implementing the technology two years ago, the institution has seen faculty create 25,000 videos — more than 14,800 hours of recorded content — receiving nearly 2 million views. In addition, the university is piloting Mediasite Catch, "podium-based video capture software designed for classrooms not equipped with extensive audio/video capabilities," according to a news release.

"We can increase our usage of Mediasite cost-effectively by implementing Mediasite Catch in classrooms that otherwise would not be able to capture lectures," Utech said. "We are excited by the potential to further leverage Mediasite's automation capabilities in places previously considered incapable of automated lecture capture."

For more information about Mediasite, visit the Sonic Foundry site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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