The integration of archived content with a VOD (Video On Demand) portal is quite interesting. The VOD system allows browsing over the categories of the collection, which enables rapid exploration regardless of the type of collection being made public.
For an academic collection the categorization can be interesting, while for a collection with safety standards the categorization by industry is more appropriate.
Besides the categories also have the highlighted videos, allowing you to present new material that has been archived or some other content that you want to highlight.
Our VOD solution is implemented by the OpenIT module. This module manages to collect the maximum amount of metadata managed by Media Portal and aggregate to boost searches on the collection.
The searches are run through a simple, Google-style box, allowing anyone to be able to do searches on the collection.
Presentation of results includes all types of managed items, books, photos, documents, and especially videos. It is possible to apply filters in order to refine the search and facilitate the identification of the items of interest.