MADISON, Wis. — February 22, 2012 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) has selected Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to be their exclusive webcasting partner.
UCISA is located at the University of Oxford in England and represents nearly all the major United Kingdom universities and higher education colleges. With a growing membership of educational institutions and commercial organizations, it promotes excellence in the application of information systems and services in support of teaching, learning, research and administration in higher education.
Under the partnership, UCISA will use live webcasting via Mediasite to bring educational programs to new online audiences. To date, UCISA has webcasted three 2011 programs with three more planned in 2012. IT and Estates – Working Together, will be held February 29 in Austin Court, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Mediasite will also be used to webcast the annual conference, UCISA 2012, March 14-16 in Celtic Manor, Newport and CISG2012 (the Corporate Information Systems Group Annual Conference) in November in Fairmont St. Andrews. For a complete list of future UCISA events, click here.
“Being able to stream our event sessions live and on-demand is of great benefit to both our in person and online attendees. Participants have the facility to go back and review the sessions whenever and wherever they want so having this online component expands our reach and increases the number of participants,” said Sue Fells, Business and Operations Manager at UCISA. “In the current economic situation, we understand that budget constraints sometime prohibit people from travelling and having this facility also supports our green credentials. By webcasting our events via Mediasite, delegates are able to participate from their office, home and mobile devices.”
Two UCISA events from 2011 are publically available:
• UCISA – The Future is Mobile, which took place December 2 in Austin Court, Birmingham
• UCISA – What Price Your Service, which took place December 9 in Austin Court, Birmingham
The patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media presentations that combine video with slides.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Universities and Colleges Information System Association and honored to work together with UCISA to promote collaborations between IT organizations at further education institutions in the UK through Mediasite knowledge libraries,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president for Sonic Foundry.
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