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Introduction

A University Place Content Sharing Portal was created for current and future partner PBS stations to view and retrieve content from other stations, as well as to post their own programs, learning objects and other assets for sharing. The portal includes a searchable database, the ability to view a low resolution proxy of content, and the ability to request and receive content via ftp, including high resolution closed-captioned programs that are broadcast ready. Stations and partners may become University Place Content Sharing Portal partners, or use the guidelines in the Toolkit to create their own portal.

To become a University Place partner and use the Content Sharing Portal stations will need to:

  1. Contact Tina Hauser at Wisconsin Public Television.
  2. Create a Content Sharing Portal login (see How to Use the Content Sharing Portal).
  3. Set up an ftp server to host sharable high-res program files (see Ftp Process for Sharing High Resolution Files).
  4. Add your own programs to the Content Sharing Portal.

To create a similar Content Sharing Portal, a group of stations will need to:

  1. Identify a system administrator to set up a database.
  2. Create the database (see How to Create a Content Sharing Database).
  3. Customize the metadata schema and agree upon usage rights.
  4. Each station will set up an ftp server to host sharable high-res program files (see Ftp Process for Sharing High Resolution Files).
  5. Add programs to the Content Sharing Portal.

Partner stations will need to set up an ftp server for hosting their own sharable programs and for retrieving other stations' content from the Content Sharing Portal.

The Content Sharing Portal may be accessed via the University Place web site: universityplaceonline.org