Search portal of the ETH Library extended to include the contents of the video portal

The video portal of the ETH is now also searchable via the search portal of the ETH Library, enlarging it by approx. 17,000 videos.

The video portal with the 17,000 recordings published there reflects a significant part of the scientific activities at ETH Zurich, ranging from recordings of inaugural and farewell lectures dating back to the nineteen seventies and current lecture videos to prominent individual lectures. Making this knowledge accessible, has always been a primary concern of the multimedia services of the ITS, as has ensuring the searchability of the recorded content with the aid of a usage-based system and the time-consuming allocation of metadata, as well as efforts to make recordings freely accessible (at the discretion of the authors) in the sense of “open access”.

In this respect, it is just as logical as gratifying that this knowledge base is now also available in the search portal of the ETH Library: using the OAI-PMH protocol intended for this purpose, the contents of the video portal is visible and researchable in the search portal of the ETH Library, for the most part without access restriction. We hope that this will make the gems of the video portal accessible to a broader public.


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