What is Videotorium?
Videotorium is a video/audio sharing portal created for the players of research and education. Videotorium provides professional presentation of video content recorded at higher-education organisations, research institutions and public collections. Videotorium has been launched in June 2010 by the maintainer of the Hungarian research and education computer network infrastructure National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF) Institute. The portal is the successor of former “Video on Demand” repository aiming professional accommodation for the growing collection of recordings and content upload and sharing by institutions.
Who can use Videotorium?
Videotorium is freely available for users of any NIIF member institutions, but any non-profit research and education activity can be supported. The content created by affected organisations can be infinitely various: scientific conferences, seminars, university lectures, trainings, scientific events, scientific experiments, research PR, documentary, interviews, etc.
Primarily, the portal offers its services to higher-education (students, lecturers), research and public collection community users, but the high number of public recordings offer a good opportunity for learning or self entertainment.
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What does Videotorium offer?
Videotorium would like to meet special requirements of higher-education, research and public collections community, which would be rather difficult to satisfy by a general video sharing portal. Major features briefely:
Metadata model design, content provisioning and preservation consultancy and OAI-PMH engine by Monguz Kft.
Videotorium's science field classification is using the Hungarian-English language Ortelius thesaurus provided by its maintainer Budapest University of Technology and Economics National Technical Information Centre and Library (BME OMIKK). The thesaurus is used for the Hungarian Current Research Information System database maintained by OMIKK.
Videotorium offers library standard description of content of uploaded recordings. This is provided by the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) thesaurus. Hungarian translation of LCSH is made available by University of Debrecen National Library.
Significant contributions to the collection of recordings are from Eszterházy Károly College, Magyar Mozgóképkincs Megismertetéséért Alapítvány, University of West Hungary Savaria Campus, National Széchenyi Library Collection of Historical Interviews, University of Szeged, Széchenyi István University.
About NIIF Institute
The National Information Infrastructure Development Institute (NIIF/HUNGARNET) is responsible for operating and developing the Hungarian higher-education and research data network. The Institute – in the framework of the national NIIF Program – provides an integrated computer networking infrastructure and a wide range of supercomputing, storage, collaboration and other services.
More information: http://www.niif.hu/