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Opencast, the Opencast Community and Opencast Matterhorn

Spurred by the development of "podcasting" technology, the increased quantity, quality and use of lecture recording have highlighted video management as a strategic imperative for universities in years to come. Founded in 2007, the Opencast Community is a global community of a few hundred educational institutions and individuals addressing and discussing all facets of academic video. It also supports a number of projects with the overall goal of facilitating the management of audio-visual content. The most prominent among these, the Opencast Matterhorn Project, is developing an open source management system for academic video, mainly to organize, record, handle and distribute lecture recordings, providing users with tools to engage with the resulting rich medium. The presentation will introduce to both the community and Matterhorn.

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