Video and audio assets are a growing part of publisher offerings and library collections. Higher demand from patrons turns to advanced developments from publishers and improved support from platform vendors. These assets could be any type: conferences and lectures, courses, primary content, video abstracts, outreach and advocacy videos, supplemental or best practice materials, podcasts, etc.
It may be surprising that metadata standards do not yet exist for members of the information community to accurately describe media assets as well as they do journals and books. Many types of metadata can be applied to media assets but these do not include a full range of properties to enable collaboration and interoperability between organizations and systems - a major requirement of today's increasingly networked world!
The NISO Video and Audio Metadata Working Group is working to create a Recommended Practice which will incorporate existing standards to establish guidelines for video and audio assets. The Working Group expects that its draft document will be circulated for public comment by the end of this year.
Listen into the discussion with working Group co-chairs Barbara Chen, Violaine Iglesias, and Bill Kasdorf as well as member Michelle Urberg. NISO Associate Executive Director Nettie Lagace moderates the discussion.