Opencast,
the Opencast Community,
and Opencast Matterhorn
Sally Hanford: The University of Nottingham (UK)
Björn Haßler : ...
Co-ordination with national
initiatives:
The UK based Steeple Projects
Benefits and challenges of
participating in an international
collaborative project
• Opencast
• Opencast Community
• Opencast Matterhorn
• Steeple Projects
Opencast…
…is an initiative driven by higher education institutions to
empower…
• … institutions to make informed choices ...
Open as in...
Open
(Broad)casting
Source
Technology
Formats
Content
Exchange
Open
Video
Federation
Searchability
Legal iss...
Opencast Community
Federation of institutions and people
• attracted to the Opencast idea
• exchanging ideas, experience, ...
Mission statement
The Opencast community is a collaboration of:
individuals,
HE institutions
& organisations
working toget...
..best practices and technologies for management of
audiovisual content in academia.
The Opencast community also supports:...
Matterhorn
<recording from Olaf>
Phase 1
Preparations / team building / “Iteration 0” (July 2009)
Phase 2
Kick Off (July 2...
Opencast Matterhorn consortium
• UC Berkeley
• University of Nebraska-Lincoln
• Northwestern University
• Indiana Universi...
Opencast players
• Opencast Community
• Opencast Matterhorn
• Base Camps
- Saskatchewan (Canada)
- Nebraska Lincoln (US)
-...
Activities
• Opencast Community
- Resource centre
- Mailing list
• Opencast Projects
- Miro / Open U
- Open Video
- Metada...
...Co-ordination with national
initiatives – The UK Steeple
Projects
Steeple & Steeple-BR…
• The projects main concerns are:
– Reducing costs for media processing and media management
– Makin...
Steeple…
• Scoping, requirements, use cases
• Policies, processes, workflows
• Requirements for public access to video/aud...
Steeple…
• Integration of the encoding engines and creation of
encoding workflows
• Further development work to an online ...
Loughborough University Steeple…
UK Matterhorn Base camp
Opportunities to participate – Weekly meetings
Opportunities to participate - UI testing
Opportunities to participate
– JIRA (follow project progress / bugs / issues)
Opportunities to participate
– Steeple workshops
Other opportunities to participate
• Subscribe to Opencast/Matterhorn/Steeple mail list
• Contribute to project Wikis
• Do...
Challenges and benefits of participation
Challenges
• Time differences
• Physical distance
• Sometimes technically challen...
Steeple links
WWW
• http://steeple.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
• http://steeple.posterous.com/ (blog)
Lists
• https://www.jiscmail.ac.u...
Planet Opencast
WWW
http://www.opencastproject.org/
http://opencast.jira.com/wiki/
Lists
community@opencastproject.org
mat...
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  1. 1. Opencast, the Opencast Community, and Opencast Matterhorn Sally Hanford: The University of Nottingham (UK) Björn Haßler : University of Cambridge (UK) Olaf A. Schulte: ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  2. 2. Co-ordination with national initiatives: The UK based Steeple Projects
  3. 3. Benefits and challenges of participating in an international collaborative project
  4. 4. • Opencast • Opencast Community • Opencast Matterhorn • Steeple Projects
  5. 5. Opencast… …is an initiative driven by higher education institutions to empower… • … institutions to make informed choices about capture, processing, and distribution infrastructure for audio/video, • … faculty to teach courses and share knowledge with their students and learners worldwide, • … students to access and shape media into a more meaningful tool for learning, • … everyone to easily find and engage with educational video, audio, and other rich media...
  6. 6. Open as in... Open (Broad)casting Source Technology Formats Content Exchange Open Video Federation Searchability Legal issues
  7. 7. Opencast Community Federation of institutions and people • attracted to the Opencast idea • exchanging ideas, experience, and knowledge • committed to building an Open Source solution putting into effect the OC idea • opencastproject.org
  8. 8. Mission statement The Opencast community is a collaboration of: individuals, HE institutions & organisations working together to: explore, develop, define & document….
  9. 9. ..best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in academia. The Opencast community also supports: community-driven projects to solve common issues in management of academic audiovisual content. These projects include: open source software development, such as Matterhorn
  10. 10. Matterhorn <recording from Olaf> Phase 1 Preparations / team building / “Iteration 0” (July 2009) Phase 2 Kick Off (July 2009 – Sept 2009); Zurich Meeting Phase 3 Matterhorn 0.5 (January 2010) Phase 4 Matterhorn 1.0 (July 2010)
  11. 11. Opencast Matterhorn consortium • UC Berkeley • University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Northwestern University • Indiana University • University of Saskatchewan • University of Toronto • ETH Zürich • University of Osnabrück • Cambridge University • University of Vigo • University of Catalonia • University of Copenhagen • Jozef Stefan Institute
  12. 12. Opencast players • Opencast Community • Opencast Matterhorn • Base Camps - Saskatchewan (Canada) - Nebraska Lincoln (US) - Vigo (Spain) - Tel Aviv (Israel) - Loughborough (UK) • Steeple Projects • Participatory Culture Foundation • Bay Area Video Coalition • OSS Watch • University of Nottingham • Columbia University • Tel Aviv University
  13. 13. Activities • Opencast Community - Resource centre - Mailing list • Opencast Projects - Miro / Open U - Open Video - Metadata / syndication • Opencast Matterhorn • Steeple & Steeple-BR – Workshops, assemblies & conferences for UK HE community – Mailing list, webinars – Dissemination of best practices in institutional podcasting Matterhorn UK Base Camp
  14. 14. ...Co-ordination with national initiatives – The UK Steeple Projects
  15. 15. Steeple & Steeple-BR… • The projects main concerns are: – Reducing costs for media processing and media management – Making it easier to deliver media into channels important to the institution, such as iTunesU and the web portal – Supporting and documenting adoption of best practice for sustainability of the architecture and to ensure longevity of institutional investments
  16. 16. Steeple… • Scoping, requirements, use cases • Policies, processes, workflows • Requirements for public access to video/audio • Private access to video/audio via LMS or VLE • Encoding engines • Service management • Training and support • Evaluation and dissemination
  17. 17. Steeple… • Integration of the encoding engines and creation of encoding workflows • Further development work to an online database to monitor and track processes • Creation of a demonstrator web based delivery system for institutional podcasts • Documenting of activities
  18. 18. Loughborough University Steeple… UK Matterhorn Base camp
  19. 19. Opportunities to participate – Weekly meetings
  20. 20. Opportunities to participate - UI testing
  21. 21. Opportunities to participate – JIRA (follow project progress / bugs / issues)
  22. 22. Opportunities to participate – Steeple workshops
  23. 23. Other opportunities to participate • Subscribe to Opencast/Matterhorn/Steeple mail list • Contribute to project Wikis • Download and try Matterhorn – or contact a base camp to try it • UK based people – attend a Steeple workshop • Developers – checkout the codebase from svn repository
  24. 24. Challenges and benefits of participation Challenges • Time differences • Physical distance • Sometimes technically challenging Benefits • Widen your view of the use of video – it’s global • Keep on top of most recent developments • Community of experts
  25. 25. Steeple links WWW • http://steeple.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ • http://steeple.posterous.com/ (blog) Lists • https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/STEEPLE Wiki • http://www.steeple.org.uk/
  26. 26. Planet Opencast WWW http://www.opencastproject.org/ http://opencast.jira.com/wiki/ Lists community@opencastproject.org matterhorn@opencastproject.org Communication http://opencast.jira.com/wiki/display/MH/Communication

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