Lecture recording, comprehensive system – Mediasite
Users who wish to gain access to this service must be employed by institutions whose Internet service provider is UNINETT, i.e. institutions connected to the national research and education network. In addition, the individual institutions must make sure the relevant licences have been acquired from the manufacturer of Mediasite, Sonic Foundry. This is a matter between the individual institution and Sonic Foundry.
Mediasite is an expensive and complex system to implement for any institution in the Norwegian higher education sector. The recording units required for the system to work are expensive, and you need 5-6 servers to deliver and process video recorded with the system. This service aims to organize the operation of these servers as a collaboration effort between all participating institutions. By participating, the institutions gain access to all the full range of functions offered in the system, such as transcoding between video formats, incremental backup and redundant servers.
By implementing this service, participating institutions save themselves the investments required to implement Mediasite, while at the same time reducing operating costs significantly by sharing the costs with the other participating institutions.
Participating institutions also benefit by sharing experiences and knowledge between users across all the institutions taking part.
At the time of contract, UNINETT will provide the training required to get started with the service, in addition to assisting the institutions in setting up the service and importing data when moving from existing installations. UNINETT will not be providing user support to end users of the service, but will instead provide all necessary support to superusers of the service.
The costs associated with this service are two-fold: operation-related and storage-related. The operating costs are split equally between the participating institutions. Each individual institution is invoiced for storage costs in accordance with use.
For more general information about UNINETT’s pricing model, click here.
This service is managed by UNINETT, who holds a Mediasite Server licence issued by Sonic Foundry. The service is operated in collaboration with BIBSYS.