Insight into using digital media - Jisc MediaHub


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An overview of Jisc MediaHub from Andrew Bevan from Edina. Part of the "Insight into using digital media" webinar. All the resources are available at

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Insight into using digital media - Jisc MediaHub

  1. 1. Andrew BevanEDINA User Support
  2. 2. JISC MediaHub Service introduction Content Terms of use Interface features Forthcoming changes Feedback
  3. 3. Background JISC funded data centre at University of Edinburgh Range of online services and projects Main activities: Reference & Multimedia, Maps &Data, Support for Developers & Librarians
  4. 4. JISC MediaHub Released in 2011, as the merging of previous services Licensed content, copyright-cleared for educational use Plus external collections of film, image and sound ‘Contemporary Archive’ of Multimedia but…. New features and content being added continuously Part of JISC eCollections subscription service Including access to two resources provided by Mimas -JISC Journal Archives and JISC Historic Books For all information see: http
  5. 5. JISC MediaHub – hosted content, 130,000 items TV news, Cinema newsreels and Documentaries Contemporary images and video, Sound recordings Multi-disciplinary coverage: Medicine, Science, Art &Design, Architecture, History etc.
  6. 6. External collections• 625,000+ media items – equally wide-ranging
  7. 7. Terms of Use Include in secure VLEs, Create local caches Download/Print metadata or assets Use in course materials or for promotion, training Display without appropriate acknowledgement Alter, adapt, modify, or remove copyright Publish content on the open web Commercial or any other non-education purpose External collections, check on linked websites
  8. 8. JISC MediaHub Home page• Search links at top right of each page• Rotating selection of images in centre
  9. 9. Results page• Sorted by relevance• Refine/filter options on left• Hover over small images,pop-up box with more details
  10. 10. Refine results options
  11. 11. Individual results• Icon to denote collection type, e.g. hosted• Icon to denote media type, e.g. still image• Preview, mark, or click MORE (for fulldetails)
  12. 12. Full record – view and downloadMark item, savesit in My MediaHubShare viaemail,FacebookFull Details etc
  13. 13. Embedded players – Audio/Video
  14. 14. External collectionsWhen records are from collections external to JISC MediaHub, you will see asmall image representing the media item, but you link to an external websitewhere you may have to login to view/play/download the item:
  15. 15. JISC MediaHub Explore• Explore by Collection, Time, Subject or Advanced Search• Future options: Learning materials and Place
  16. 16. Explore collection
  17. 17. Explore timeline• Search with a keyword to create timeline• Zoom in to see more detail using control on right• Move along timeline using blue arrows on right
  18. 18. Explore Subject• Browse the hosted content, under one of two classification schemes• Click on top level subject to start, click numbers to see results
  19. 19. Advanced SearchNumber ofmatchingresults shownSelect collectionsto searchInput keywordsand/or subjectsPeople, Date,Length limits• Combine keywords, subject terms and selected collections• Live search results at bottom of page
  20. 20. My MediaHub
  21. 21. Future developmentPlanned for 2013•Release of mobile app•Support inclusion of user-contributed content•Support for crowd-sourcing metadata•Advanced Search: Place•My MediaHub: explore group-working feature•New usage reports for sites and COUNTER multimedia reportNew collections• – video series•Courtauld Institute – fine-art imagesSee the Roadmap section of the blog for updates:
  22. 22. JISC MediaHub blog, Twitter and FacebookRecent posts to highlight contentinclude:•Eric Hosbawm: Marxist Historian•Great JISC MediaHub Bake-off!•Pre-Raphaelites invading London•London 2012 ParalympicsOlympics•Soup cans and Spray cans•The Talented Mister Turing•Farewell to our Man from Mars: RayBradbury dies aged 91@jiscmediahub