Today, Duke University launched Duke on Demand, a video site powered by Miro Community (see the Duke press release).
Duke on Demand is a single, fully branded, website of Duke-related video. The site is intended for students, alumni, self-motivated learners, perspective students, as well as the general public. The site is great for viewers, who get most of the publicly available Duke University video under one roof; as well as for the school, which curates the site in-house and dictates exactly how it looks, functions, and is organized.
Duke has been producing more and more video over the years and was getting spread thin across non-Duke platforms including: YouTube, iTunes U, Big Think, uStream, and more. The new On Demand site is home to thousands of publicly viewable Duke videos and will be growing daily.
Viewers on the site are able to submit videos they would like to see added to the library. Additionally, the site is connected to Duke’s calendar of live video events, which has information and links that lead to live video streams of office hours, lectures, and other educational events being broadcast in real time.
Miro Community, the free and open source software powering the new site, is bar-none the most user-friendly way to automatically aggregate video from multiple sources into a single website. Miro Community has powerful tools for automatically bringing in videos based on tags, search results, or even user accounts from video sharing sites, such as YouTube or blip.tv. Additionally, the site can import any embeddable video, or videos encapsulated in RSS feeds, from anywhere on the web. The software is available for anyone to install on their own server; alternatively, we offer hosted sites that can be created almost instantly. For more information, visit http://mirocommunity.org