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Good afternoon all!

My question today is around Lecture Capturing and Close Captioning practices.

As you all know, we are required as part of AODA to caption all media created after 2014. This applies to lectures being captured, as well as to our legacy media collections and media we are creating in the libraries.

If your institution is anything like McMaster, we are capturing tens of thousands of minutes of lectures each year. To send this all out to be captioned (if we could get access to the content) would be very costly.

Add to this that these lectures are only used for one term. Not something you can caption once and keep using term after term.

So, what we would like to learn more about what other schools are doing? I would be happy to summarize for the group, if there is interest.

 

  1. What lecture capture product/software is your campus using?   ie. McMaster is using Echo360


  2. Who manages this service on your campus? Is it part of the library?


  3. Are these lectures being close captioned?


  4. If so, is captioning an option within the capture software?


    1. Do you pay an additional fee for the captioning? If so, how much?


  5. If captioning isn't included, are you able to arrange to have this content captioned directly?

  6. What school are you affiliated with?                                                     Email address;                                                                 (you only need to include this if you are comfortable with receiving some follow up questions)

 

Thanks for your input!

 

Anne Pottier

McMaster University

 

 

OCUL would like to take this opportunity to welcome some universities which have subscribed to <odesi> over the last few months:
  • McGill University
  • Concordia University
  • HEC Montréal
  • University of the Fraser Valley
We are very excited to have them on board. Welcome!
OCUL would like to take this opportunity to welcome some universities which have subscribed to <odesi> over the last few months:
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Laval
  • University of Regina
We are very excited to have them on board. Welcome!
Publisher Copy

Hello:

 

I just wanted to ask the question to all other accessibility service providers for how many will try and obtain the publisher copy for alternative format material before looking at other sources. 

The announcement is up on the OCUL website.

Many thanks to all our continuing participants and welcome to new participants Laurentian University and Wilfrid Laurier University!

OCUL is pleased to announce the 2013-14 round of funding for MarkIt!, the <odesi> student markup program. The program supports the hiring of students to mark up statistical datasets, using the DDI metadata standard, for inclusion in <odesi>. In response to a call for applications circulated in March 2013, OCUL has selected the following institutions to participate in the program from May 2013 to April 2014:

Carleton University
McMaster University
University of Ottawa
Queens University

OCUL would like to congratulate the successful applicants, and to thank all the institutions that have participated in the program to date: Carleton University, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, Queens University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto. Thanks also to Carleton University and Queens University, which continue to contribute markup in-kind, in addition to any MarkIt! funds received.

For more information on <odesi>, please visit http://odesi.ca.

OCUL is pleased to announce the 2012-13 round of funding for MarkIt!, the <odesi> student markup program. The program supports the hiring of students to mark up statistical datasets, using the DDI metadata standard, for inclusion in <odesi>. In response to a call for applications circulated in March 2012, OCUL has selected the following institutions to participate in the program from May 2012 to April 2013:

Carleton University
McMaster University
University of Ottawa
Queens University
Ryerson University
University of Toronto

OCUL would like to congratulate the successful applicants, and to thank the all institutions that have participated in the program to date: Carleton University, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, Queens University, and the University of Toronto. Thanks also to Carleton University and Queens University, which continue to contribute markup in-kind, in addition to any MarkIt! funds received.

For more information on <odesi>, please visit http://odesi.ca.

OCUL and PHIRN launch Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID)

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID: http://ophid.ca).

OPHID offers Ontario’s population health researchers, students and decision makers information on a wide variety of quantitative information sources for and about Ontario, that reflect both the state of the health of its populations and possible explanatory variables. It is not a data-access platform; the objective of OPHID is to improve population health research by informing researchers about the existing data sources, the types of data they contain, and contact information for the data providers regarding potential data access.

This project is a partnership between OCUL and PHIRN (Population Health Improvement Research Network, http://www.rrasp-phirn.ca/), a province-wide network linking population health researchers and community partners in order to improve the health of Ontarians and the sustainability of the health care system. PHIRN has compiled the index content and provided funding, while OCUL’s Scholars Portal will host the index as well as creating and maintaining DDI-compliant metadata.

OPHID was officially launched on Friday September 30 at PHIRN’s event, Invitation to Building a Healthier Ontario Forum.

The Winter 2011 MarkIt! Program report is now available. This report lists new surveys added to odesi during Fall 2010, as well as other mark up activities participating institutions are involved with.

The Ontario Council of University Libraries has maintained the ODESI data service through its Scholars Portal program since 2008. Originally available only to academic libraries in Ontario, OCUL has recently opened up the service on a subscription basis to Statistics Canada's Data Liberation Initiative member institutions across Canada.

ODESI offers DLI member institutions a feature-rich bilingual search interface, providing your end users with direct access to the DLI collection.  Users can refine their search to identify datasets of interest, then explore or download the data user Nesstar Webview.

Want to learn more? Take a tour of what ODESI can do for you.  Then contact Leanne Hindmarch at leanne@scholarsportal.info for subscription and pricing details.

OCUL is pleased to announce the 2011-12 round of funding for MarkIt!, the <odesi> student markup program.  The program supports the hiring of students to mark up statistical datasets, using the DDI metadata standard, for inclusion in <odesi>.  In response to a call for applications circulated in March 2011, OCUL has selected the following institutions to participate in the program from May 2011 to April 2012:

Carleton University
University of Guelph
McMaster University
University of Ottawa
Queens University
University of Toronto

OCUL would like to congratulate the successful applicants, and to thank the all institutions that have participated in the program to date: Carleton University, the University of Guelph, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto.  Thanks also to Carleton University and Queens University, which continue to contribute markup in-kind, in addition to any MarkIt! funds received.

For more information on <odesi>, please visit http://odesi.ca.

Scholars Portal has entered into a partnership with the Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) to develop a “Population Health Database Directory”.  The directory aims to provide information on databases available to researchers on the health of populations at international, national, provincial and health region levels (note that this is a metadata index which will provide information on who to contact for data access).  OCUL will host the index at Scholars Portal and mark up the records with DDI-compliant metadata, and a new Data Services Metadata Librarian position will work jointly on this project and the Geospatial Portal project metadata.  PHIRN will fund the project as well as providing index content. The index is expected to launch in Fall 2011.  This index will provide greater visibility for OCUL in the health information domain.

Participate in the MarkIt! Student Metadata Program (May 2011 – April 2012)

OCUL invites member libraries to submit an application for funding to participate in MarkIt!, the <odesi> student markup program.  This program supports the hiring of students to mark up statistical datasets, using the DDI metadata standard, for inclusion in <odesi>.  Continuing the distributed markup model established during <odesi>’s project phase, this funding is intended to ensure that <odesi> remains current and that OCUL institutions continue to have opportunities to be involved with <odesi> through local skills training and content contributions.
Details
OCUL will fund a total of four member institutions to hire student(s) to mark up files for odesi.  At least one of these institutions will be funded for French markup.  The current round of funding will cover students from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012, at the current student rate paid by each of the funded institutions.  OCUL prefers to reimburse members for costs at the end of each academic semester, based on actual hours worked.
Funded institutions must:

  • Be able to hire and supervise the student independently. Supervisors must be associated with an OCUL member library.
  • Ideally, be able to train the student in marking up DDI files using Nesstar Publisher, in accordance with the <odesi> Best Practices Guide . HOWEVER, we would like to encourage schools that have had minimal involvement with <odesi> to date to submit an application.  Applicants are asked to indicate on their application the level of assistance they would require with training.
  • Complete markup and/or quality control based on priorities identified by OCUL institutions as a group
  • Remain in regular communication with Scholars Portal staff, including submission of invoices and a brief report at the end of each academic semester

Application deadline:  March 31, 2011

The Fall 2010 MarkIt! Program report is now available. This report lists new surveys added to odesi during Fall 2010, as well as other mark up activities participating institutions are involved with.

New Data in odesi

Scholars Portal is pleased to announce that the Voice of the People 1st Edition Surveys which were purchased in 2009 are now available in <odesi>.  These are the first surveys marked up by Scholars Portal’s first student, who started in December 2009. Other surveys recently added to <odesi> include:

  • Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering & Participating, 2007 – Main file and Givers File
  • Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities, 2006
  • Labour Force Survey, 2009; older monthly surveys (ongoing)
  • Survey of Household Spending, 2007
  • Household Energy Use Survey, 1993

Thanks to Queen’s and Carleton for marking up these files for <odesi>.