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  1. 1. Digital Asset Management: Solutions for Campus Collections Myke Smith Manager, Streaming Media Technologies ResearchChannel
  2. 2. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>ResearchChannel Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we manage and deliver content? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Asset Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DigitalWell Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Cases Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates and Future Steps </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is ResearchChannel? <ul><li>Non-profit consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Television and internet channel </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive collection of VOD content </li></ul><ul><li>Test-bed for new distribution methods </li></ul><ul><li>Leader in interactive technologies </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>2500 hrs+ modem/broadband freely available SD/HD VOD programs </li></ul><ul><li>Live multicast internationally to 30mbps DV </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast through cable/satellite to 20 million homes </li></ul>ResearchChannel Delivery
  5. 5. What’s on ResearchChannel? <ul><li>300 new programs each year </li></ul>Social and Political Sciences Arts and Humanities Business and Economics Engineering and Computer Science Health and Medicine Education Sciences
  6. 6. Internet Viewing: Live Webcast Hours viewed per month by bitrate Cable DSL Modem Audio
  7. 7. Who Participates? <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Research institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate research centers </li></ul><ul><li>Networking organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Television operators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current Participants: Universities
  9. 9. Current Participants: Affiliates
  10. 10. Accomplishments 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004 2002 2003 First HD over IP First MPEG-2 VOD Launched internet channel Launched television channel Launched DAMS iGrid: First Trans-Atlantic Hd over IP Automated Television to Web Sched Automated Encoding APAN: First uncompressed HD VOD Streaming to PDA
  11. 11. Content Delivery Process
  12. 12. What is DigitalWell? <ul><li>Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated / Semi-automated Encoding </li></ul><ul><li>Content integration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative platform </li></ul>
  13. 13. DigitalWell Overview <ul><li>End-to-end platform for content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcast capture/contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description for search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery in various formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptable content quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard and HD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High & low bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple asset types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Static: documents, images, data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic: video, audio, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middleware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata (Dublin Core, PBCore, MPEG-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scalable architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolve with technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Federated DAMS interoperation </li></ul><ul><li>Storage/Preservation </li></ul>Descriptive Data
  14. 14. Management Tools <ul><li>Content Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Addition, deletion, modification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform indifferent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subordinate rights administration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quota management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uber account creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple collection administration </li></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Encoding Process
  16. 20. Next Steps / Future Plans <ul><li>Currently rolling out latest version to production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q2: Migration of installed user base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q3: Open to new user implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SRB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced search </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. For More Information <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Inquires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Myke Smith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>