Survey invitation: video in scholarly communications

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Simon Inger Consulting and GVPi, a digital publishing solutions company, are inviting people within the community to share their views and plans for incorporating streaming video into their websites and publishing platforms.

Violaine Iglesias, business development director at GVPi, said: 'We know that many publishers, societies and institutions are in the process of exploring ways to incorporate video into their websites and publishing platforms, whether as new product lines, for teaching, or to offer more value to existing products and services.

'We hear that many are unsure about how to go about developing a video strategy whilst others have a clear idea of what they need and are in the process of implementing video content.'

Tracy Gardner, consultant, added: 'This is an area we are increasingly asked about and thought it would be useful to survey the current state and thinking about streaming video.

'With the support of GVPi, we would like to find out from publishers, scholarly societies, professional associations and higher education institutions where they are in their video development plans, what they see as the main challenges and barriers to delivering video content online, and what opportunities they think streaming video offers.'

As reported in Research Information earlier this year, various industry contacts have suggested that the use of video in scholarly publishing is 'hockey-sticking'.

The survey at takes less than five minutes to complete and results will be published for the benefit of the community.