The Landscape of Multimedia in Scholarly Communications

June, 2018

This panel discussion saw forward-thinking scholarly and professional organizations share their views and plans for incorporating streaming video and audio content into their websites and publishing platforms, as well as discussing how streaming media is being used in the scholarly publishing world, whether as new product lines, to offer more value to existing products and services, or to promote organizations and increase outreach. 

Each use case covers common financial, organizational and technological common goals, from monetization and staff expertise to accessibility and discoverability issues. Practical case studies are offered to illustrate a number of scenarios, including a review by one society of its model for producing videos for an academic audience and augment traditional scholarly publications through its streaming collections, and one that uses podcasts as a way to inform listeners about recent research and changes in practice as well as a bite-sized educational activity that can be fit into their everyday life.