(Mumbai and Bethesda, MD) March 16th, 2020 – Cactus Communications (CACTUS) and Cadmore Media announced today an end-to-end media capture and publication solution for societies wishing to expertly publish the output of key scientific conferences, whether they are being held virtually or in person.
With CACTUS’s global network of subject specialists, professional media production, and transcription and translation services, and Cadmore Media’s specialist streaming media publishing environment and media library technologies, the two companies in collaboration can provide everything a conference organizer needs to provide on-demand access to conferences throughout the year.
Cadmore Media’s vision is to help scholarly and professional organizations publish media content, including conference recordings, in the same expert way as would be true for journals and books—with DOIs, integration with library discovery, SEO, citations, descriptive metadata, and chapters and segments, to name a few—and all done in compliance with WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
CACTUS is a global scholarly, medical communication, and technology solutions company that helps researchers extend the reach of their research output. In recent years, through its brand Impact Science, CACTUS has been offering post-publication research communication services such as videos, infographics, and article summaries to further the reach of academic output among peers, policymakers, and the public. Conference recordings are a growing artifact type that need dissemination support and CACTUS is keen to offer its subject and video expertise to meet this need.
“Conference recordings and streaming are authoritative sources of information. Working with Cadmore Media on conference videos and podcasts will help CACTUS deliver on its mission to find a wider audience for a researcher’s work, and making it a published and preserved item allows researchers to make their presentations citable and available to future audiences,” said Nikesh Gosalia, Senior Vice President, Global Academic & Publisher Relations at CACTUS. “For conference organizers, it offers a new product to monetize, to give conference-goers access to the parallel sessions they missed, to an extended audience that could not justify the time or travel to attend the entire conference, as a means of global outreach, and for the on-demand element of a virtual conference .”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with CACTUS to provide a complete solution to conference organizers,” said Violaine Iglesias, Cadmore Media’s CEO & Co-founder. “Adding transcriptions to conference presentations allows for transcript search, enormously simplifying the consumption of conference presentations after the event—perfect for the extremely time-poor scientists who need to see this important content.”
About Cadmore Media
Cadmore Media is a technology provider offering a media publishing platform dedicated to scholarly and professional organizations, featuring a player that allows longer form streaming content to be more rapidly browsed and consumed, and a digital asset management system with rich workflows to stream content on multiple websites and distribute metadata to consumer and scholarly channels alike.
About Cactus Communications
Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications (cactusglobal.com) is a global scientific communications company that collaborates with researchers across academic disciplines, universities, publishers, societies, and life science organizations to accelerate research impact. CACTUS’s portfolio of products and services meet a wide spectrum of research and publishing needs: Editage provides editorial, translation, transcription, and publication support services and education and training solutions; Cactus Life Sciences helps pharma, biotech, and medical device organizations worldwide with content strategy, development, and dissemination; PubSURE is a publishing-oriented marketplace that uses AI and deep-learning technologies to connect researchers and journals across disciplines; and Impact Scienceoffers high-engagement content solutions such as videos, infographics, and research stories as well as training and strategic solutions to help researchers, research groups, universities, funders, publishers, and societies achieve wider research impact. CACTUS also incubates seed and early stage startups that share its mission to solve global problems with science and technology solutions. It has offices in London, Princeton, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Aarhus, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries.
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