Sage launches streaming video collections

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Sage has launched Sage Video, streaming video collections designed to support a range of needs across higher education, including pedagogical use in undergraduate teaching and learning and higher-level academic study and research.

The first three collections of video content – available now – include education, communication and media studies, and counselling and psychotherapy. More collections will be added in 2016.
With nearly 1,600 videos and 400 hours of content available, the videos include case studies, tutorials, interviews, documentaries, footage of practitioners in real-life professional contexts, and quick-reference definitions. The collections are largely comprised of exclusive content and were originally commissioned, produced by SAGE, or licensed.
'Sage Video represents an important next step in our 50-year journey as a social and behavioral science publisher,' said Stephen Barr, president of Sage International. 'The video collections were designed after conducting robust research about changing student needs, instructor preferences, and library support of the research-and-learning ecosystem.

'We are confident that these new video resources will enrich the research and learning experience in a unique way by intimately connecting learners to experts in social science fields, truly bringing teaching, learning, and research to life.'
Sage Video collections were created by taking each discipline and mapping key topic areas to video briefs, to ensure alignment with curricular and pedagogical needs within each subject. Each collection has had oversight from international editorial boards, including Sage authors and editors, and academic partners.
Speaking about the editorial development, Sage’s executive director of editorial, Kiren Shoman, remarked: 'Sage’s video collections enable a whole new mode of engagement for our publishing program, which is truly exciting. As with all our publishing, good content is central to our mission. Working with our contributors and editorial advisory boards to ensure we are creating and sourcing high quality, relevant pedagogical and research-aligned content, we  are able to offer videos that really support student, faculty and librarian needs.'

Additionally, the collections were developed in partnership with librarian advisors, who provided insight into how academic libraries support faculty and student use of video at their institutions. SAGE Video titles will be highly discoverable through indexing in discovery services, e-resource management services, and complete title-level MARC records, via search engines as well as YouTube.