In line with recent undertakings to improve the user experience and accessibility, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – publisher of the Science Family of Journals – has selected Cadmore Media as its streaming partner on science.org. This will result in improved accessibility and discoverability of streaming content on the site, as well as a more efficient workflow for internal production staff.
Christopher Reid, Director, Product Development and Publishing, at AAAS stated “Cadmore was a logical choice for our needs; their player and workflow are specifically designed for scholarly publishing, and they are a nimble and future-oriented partner. We are excited about increases in accessibility that a partnership with Cadmore provides, especially as video grows ever more important in scholarly communication.”
Violaine Iglesias, CEO and co-founder of Cadmore, added “Science is one of the most cited journals in the world, and plays an essential role in public awareness of scientific progress. We are honored to be trusted with delivering streaming media to readers of the entire Science Family of Journals and look forward to collaborating with them on creative solutions to workflow challenges.”
As well as offering a customized player for different user experiences, the integrated workflow allows production staff to ingest media into the platform; assign, edit, and manage robust metadata; set embargoes and encryption levels when required; and edit the metadata, transcriptions, and segmentation of the media itself.
The Cadmore player will be in place on science.org by the end of December, along with nearly 4,000 pieces of audio and video content that will be migrated to the site. It will also be used in the future on the Science Partner Journal program at https://spj.sciencemag.org/.