Audio-video has been called the "text" of the twenty-first century, and has proliferated in new forms and pervasive presence with new digital technologies. Despite this, higher education has been slow to learn how to use audio-video in research and teaching with the same flexibility and analytical precision that we have developed with centuries of work with textual materials. One of the challenges is that there are many phases of working with audio-video resources, each of which can involve different technologies and different challenges. We have thus organized our documentation in accordance with each phase from start to finish of a full process of creating, processing, and publishing audio-video resources.
At UVa, we have embracedas the central part of our solution to building a digital ecology for creating, editing, and publishing audio-video that can (i) empower thousands to use audio-video efficiently and creatively in their work, (ii) be integrated into a variety of online systems for producing Web-based content and sites, and (iii) be the basis of building powerful extensions enabling the same flexibility and analytical precision we now enjoy only with texts. Please see the Kaltura Knowledge Base documentation below for details; the other documents at present are more generally focused.